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Liberals sweep all of Toronto

Liberals sweep all of Toronto
The Liberals won every single seat in Toronto, including my riding.

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Canada went to the polls today 2015-10-19. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Conservative) called the election 78 days ago, he was well ahead in the polls, with Official Opposition being the NDP (New Democratic Party). The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, was a very distant third with just 36 of the 308 seats in the Parliament of Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper ran a negative campaign that attacked the other party leaders whereas both the Liberals and NDP asked voters for change, positive, upbeat change.

Towards the middle of the campaign, it became increasingly clear that Justin Trudeau is not as inexperienced or gullible as has been portrayed. Tonight, at 22:38, the CBC projected a majority Justin Trudeau government, as the Liberals won or led in over 180 seats. Any party needs 170 seats to form a majority government, the number being 50% plus one of the 338 seats* in the House of Commons. There are 30 new seats between the last election and this one, due to an increase of the population.

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John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
The transformation in the GTA electoral map was stunning. I think Harper neglected the 905. He was too busy passing showpiece laws that the Supreme Court struck down. I predict...the prostitution law and the contentious parts of C-51 will also be struck down.
21 months ago.
Canadian Pacific has replied to John FitzGerald
Indeed, Harper has been behind a few legislations that the Supreme Court (or other lower courts) has ruled as un-constitutional. I think Hazel McCallion put the final nail in the coffin of the Tories in the 905 belt. Strange, as I'm actually not a fan of Hazel...
21 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
I'm not a fan of Hazel's, either, but man, can she hammer a point home.
21 months ago.