Byelection to fill former Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili's seat set for Sept. 26

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SASKATOON — A byelection to fill the seat held by previous Saskatchewan NDP Opposition leader Ryan Meili will take place next month.

Premier Scott Moe set the date for the Saskatoon Meewasin byelection for Sept. 26.

Moe says it is important people in the constituency have a representative in place before the fall session in October.

The seat has been vacant since Meili resigned at the end of June.

He was replaced as the leader of the New Democrats by Carla Beck, the MLA for Regina Lakeview, in June.

Meili, who is a physician, won the seat in a byelection in 2017 and was selected as party leader the following year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 28, 2022.

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