06/04/2016 08:11 EDT | Updated 06/05/2017 01:12 EDT

PCs nominate veteran Toronto city councillor for byelection

TORONTO — The Ontario Progressive Conservatives have nominated their candidate for a byelection in an east Toronto riding.

Raymond Cho is currently a city councillor for the area and a longtime resident of Toronto.

The Scarborough-Rouge River seat has been vacant since Liberal backbencher Bas Balkissoon abruptly resigned in March.

Premier Kathleen Wynne has six months to call a byelection to replace Balkissoon, but no date has yet been set for the vote.