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New Brunswick premier sets date for byelection in Saint John East

Brion Robinson / Global News

FREDERICTON – A byelection date has been set for a New Brunswick seat that became vacant about three weeks after the provincial election.

Premier Brian Gallant says the byelection in Saint John East will be held on Nov. 17.

The seat became vacant earlier this week after Liberal Gary Keating quit politics, saying the hours and travel that come with the job would have a negative impact on his health and family.

Keating’s resignation leaves the Liberals with 26 seats.

The Progressive Conservatives have 21 members and the Greens have one.

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