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New Brunswickers to head to polls during pandemic as Sept. 14 election called

BY , Aug 17, 2020 9:27 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs has called a snap election, saying the campaign leading up to the September 14th vote will be unlike any other.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates will not be going door to door or leaving any pamphlets in mailboxes.

Higgs says candidates will have to be creative and innovative.

Last week, Higgs threatened to trigger a vote unless opposition parties agreed to keep his minority government in power until 2022.

On Aug. 10, Higgs invited opposition leaders to talks to reach a formal agreement not to trigger an election until September 2022, or no earlier than 30 days after public health officials declare the COVID-19 pandemic over.

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