Liberals nominate Piragal Thiru as Scarborough-Rouge River byelection candidate
Piragal Thiru is pictured in this image form his Twitter profile. (@Piragal /Twitter)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, June 5, 2016 5:45PM EDT
TORONTO -- Ontario's Liberals have nominated a candidate for a provincial byelection in Toronto.
Piragal Thiru will run under the Liberal banner in the riding of Scarborough-Rouge River.
The Liberals describe Thiru as a long time regional volunteer and policy professional.
On Saturday the Progressive Conservatives have nominated city councillor Raymond Cho to run in the east Toronto riding.
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.