Jagmeet Singh gets his chance for a seat
riding, Nanaimo-ladysmith, vacated last week by New Democrat MP Sheila Malcolmson, who is seeking a seat in the provincial legislature.
Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio has also said he will resign his Montreal seat this month after scarcely appearing in the House of Commons all autumn. Brampton Liberal Raj Grewal has said he’d resign to deal with a gambling addiction but reversed himself.
The law says byelections can only be called until Jan. 20. After that, a vacant seat will remain vacant until the October general election.