416, 905 KEY TO LIBERAL VICTORY

Oct 22, 2019

By Andy Johnson

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The City of Toronto and the 905 were the key to the Liberal’s minority win.
Liberals swept Toronto with all of the city’s riding going red.  Among the winners, Bill Blair held his seat in Scarbourgh Southwest and told supporters action on gun control is top of mind.  Also heading back to Ottawa, Chrystia Freeland who was easily re-elected in University-Rosedale.
The 905 was also mostly Liberal after former Health Minister and and then Independent Candidate Jane Philpott, lost Markham – Stouffville to former Provincial Health Minister Helena Jaczek.
In the end, only two seats in the 905 changed hands.
The biggest upset was in Milton, where Liberal and Olympic medalist Adam Van Koeverden defeated incumbent and Deputy Conservative Leader Lisa Raitt.

The NDP failed to make any inroads in Toronto and lost Brampton East, the seat formerly held provincially by Jagmeet Singh before he was became federal NDP leader.

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