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B.C. Premier John Horgan pauses during a news conference in Vancouver, on June 28, 2022. Premier John Horgan has called a byelection for the Surrey South electoral district. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl DyckDARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has called a byelection for the Surrey South electoral district.

The seat became vacant following the departure of Liberal Stephanie Cadieux, who resigned in April to become Canada’s first chief accessibility officer.

After Horgan’s announcement, the B.C. Green party announced it has nominated Simon Fraser University student Simran Sarai as its candidate.

She joins B.C. NDP candidate Pauline Greaves and BC Liberal candidate Elenore Sturko in the race for the provincial seat.

Elections BC says candidate nominations close at 1 p.m. on Aug. 20.

The byelection will take place on Sept. 10.