08/09/2015 10:44 EDT | Updated 08/09/2016 05:59 EDT

Ontario Liberals Announce Candidate To Run Against PC Leader Brown In Byelection

The party has selected Fred Larsen to run for the Simcoe North riding.


TORONTO — The Ontario Liberal Party has announced its candidate who will take on the newly elected Progressive Conservative leader in an upcoming byelection.

The party has selected Fred Larsen — a community advocate, educator and volunteer — to run for the Simcoe North riding.

He will try to stop Tory Leader Patrick Brown from getting a seat in the legislature in the Sept. 3 byelection.

Veteran Simcoe North Tory MPP Garfield Dunlop stepped aside last week to open up an opportunity for Brown.

Premier Kathleen Wynne didn't want to call a byelection during the federal campaign, but changed her mind after Brown said he wasn't concerned about simultaneous federal electioneering confusing voters in the riding.


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