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CanadaKevin Vickers unanimously acclaimed as next leader of New Brunswick Liberal Party

12:17  18 april  2019
12:17  18 april  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The party says they have decided to forgo the leadership convention that was originally scheduled for June 22 in Saint John. Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers , has officially been acclaimed as the next leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party .

Kevin Vickers announced March 15 in Miramichi that he is running for the New Brunswick Liberal leadership . (Ed Hunter/CBC). Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers looks set to be acclaimed the new leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party .

Kevin Vickers unanimously acclaimed as next leader of New Brunswick Liberal Party Kevin Vickers, the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, announces his intention to run for the leadership of the New Brunswick Liberals, in Miramichi, N.B. on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, Kevin Vickers, has officially been acclaimed as the next leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party.

The unanimous decision was made at a Board Of Directors meeting Tuesday night.

Vickers' tenure begins on April 24.

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Last week, René Ephestion — the only other candidate for the job — announced in a Facebook post that he was "no longer a candidate in the leadership for the New Brunswick Liberal party.”

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Kevin Vickers , the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, announces his intention to run for the leadership of the New Brunswick Liberals , in Miramichi "I am incredibly humbled to become the next leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party ," Vickers said in a statement released by the party .

Kevin Vickers is one step closer to officially becoming leader of New Brunswick 's Liberal party . The steering committee overseeing the leadership race The Liberal party board will meet next Tuesday to vote on the committee's recommendation. The committee is also urging the party to not cancel the

The party says they have decided to forgo the leadership convention that was originally scheduled for June 22 in Saint John.

Instead, the city will host the party's 2020 biennial convention next spring.

Vickers will "outline his vision for New Brunswick" at a press conference in Fredericton on April 24.

“I am incredibly humbled to become the next leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party,” said Vickers in a news release.

“My life has been shaped by so many people that have helped to build this province. I’m thrilled to do my part in the months and years ahead to ensure that New Brunswick’s future is one that is filled with hope and opportunity.”

Vickers was hailed a hero for helping to end the 2014 Parliament Hill attack and was honoured with the Star of Courage and Order of New Brunswick.

He was named as Canadian ambassador to Ireland in 2015. Earlier this year, he retired from that post and later announced he was running for leadership of the New Brunswick Liberal Party.

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