The federal Liberals have held on to the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday's byelections, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader.What are the byelections that Trudeau called for Toronto Centre and York Centre?
Trudeau called the byelections for Toronto Centre and York Centre in September. Toronto Centre became vacant when former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned in August. York Centre became vacant when Liberal MP Michael Levitt resigned on Sept. 1 to become CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.Which Toronto ridings have the Liberals held onto after byelections?
The Liberal Party of Canada has held onto two Toronto ridings after byelections in Toronto Centre and York Centre, but candidates from opposing parties have gained ground since last year’s general election. Ya’ara Saks, a small business owner, was elected as the MP for York Centre after what was, at times, an incredibly close battle.What do Maxime Bernier's York Centre and York Centre votes mean?
Maxime Bernier and his People's Party garnered 3.6 per cent of the votes in York Centre, which is in Toronto's north end. Both ridings are considered Liberal strongholds. The Liberals captured more than 50 per cent of the vote in both ridings in last fall's general election. Liberal Party candidate Ya'ara Saks campaigns in York Centre.