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Three federal by-elections to take place Nov. 26

Former International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 24, 2012.


Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that three federal by-elections will be held on Nov. 26.

The votes will be held in the ridings of Victoria, Calgary-Centre and the Ontario riding of Durham.

The ridings became vacant when members resigned.

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Former cabinet minister Bev Oda quit following controversy over her expenses, including an infamous $16 glass of orange juice, leaving the Durham riding vacant.

New Democrat Denise Savoie resigned her Victoria seat for health reasons.

Conservative Lee Richardson left in Calgary-Centre to work for Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

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