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New Brunswick Liberals to hold leadership convention in Saint John

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The New Brunswick Liberal Association has accepted the resignation of leader Brian Gallant, effective when a new leader is chosen.

The board of directors has voted to hold the leadership convention in Saint John – the first convention the party has held there since 1998.

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The board has appointed a leadership steering committee that will determine the rules of the leadership race and a date for the convention.

Party president Joel Reed says online and telephone voting will also be made available.

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Gallant decided to quit as leader after his government was defeated last month in a confidence vote on their throne speech.

He remains the member for the riding of Shediac Bay-Dieppe and will continue to serve as Opposition leader until a new leader is chosen.

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