Blais wins provincial Liberal nomination in Orleans
Ottawa councillor Stephen Blais has announced a bid for provincial politics.
Blais, who represents Cumberland ward in the city's east end, announced in October that he was launching a bid to become the Liberal candidate replacing Marie-France Lalonde as the MPP for Orléans.
Lalonde resigned her seat in the provincial legislature to run for the Liberal party in federal election and won.
Blais was first elected in Cumberland ward in 2010.
Premier Doug Ford must call a byelection in Orléans no later than March 23.