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New Brunswick New Democratic Party leadership election, 2011

The New Brunswick New Democratic Party, a social democratic political party in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, scheduled a leadership election for April 16, 2011, following the resignation of previous leader Roger Duguay on October 25, 2010.

Although there were two candidates in the race, candidate Pierre Cyr withdrew from the race after he was given written notice that chief electoral officer Stephen Beam ruled that there were problems with his nomination papers.[1] Dominic Cardy, the only remaining candidate at the close of nominations, was named as the new leader on March 2, 2011, concluding the electoral process.[2]

Cyr subsequently announced that he was considering an appeal of his disqualification from the race,[1] although he subsequently withdrew the appeal.

Candidates

Non-candidates

Timeline

  • October 25, 2010 - Duguay resigns as leader of the NDP, the party announces it will elect a new leader within six months.[4]
  • November 28, 2010 - Jesse Travis, NDP candidate for New Maryland-Sunbury West in the 2010 election, is chosen as interim leader.[5]
  • February 27, 2011 - Cyr is disqualified from the election.
  • March 2, 2011 - Cardy is acclaimed as the party's new leader upon the close of nominations.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Candidate seeks legal advice after removal from NDP race". The Telegraph-Journal, March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Cardy is N.B.'s new NDP leader". CBC News, March 2, 2011.
  3. ^ (French) "Pierre Cyr se porte candidat". Radio-Canada, December 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "N.B. NDP leader resigns". CBC News, October 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "NDP picks ex-candidate as interim leader". CBC News, November 29, 2010.
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