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By-Election Called In Hamilton East

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By-Election Called In Hamilton East

Office of the Premier

QUEEN'S PARK -- A writ was issued today under section 9 of the Election Act for a by-election in the riding of Hamilton East, to fill the vacancy created when MPP Dominic Agostino passed away.

"The people of Hamilton East deserve an opportunity to choose a member of provincial parliament to represent them," said Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Under the Election Act, elections must be held on a Thursday, at least 28 days but no longer than 56 days after the writs of election are issued. Voting day will be Thursday, May 13.