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Canada The Liberals Won Every Seat In Toronto This Election & Doug Ford Could Be To Blame

17:35  22 october  2019
17:35  22 october  2019 Source:   narcity.com

Party leaders out on campaign trail Sunday turn focus to Toronto

  Party leaders out on campaign trail Sunday turn focus to Toronto OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is focusing his attention today on the seat-rich region in and around Canada's biggest city as the country prepares to mix politics with holiday meals. Trudeau is set to blitz areas around Toronto, including a morning photo-op at a Thanskgiving food drive, before rallying supporters in Etobicoke, in the city's west end. The area is home to Ontario Premier Doug Ford's base of support, but also Liberal MPs seeking re-election, and Trudeau has used the Progressive Conservative premier as a foil this election, including at a large rally on Saturday night in Mississauga.

Support for the Liberals in Toronto helped Justin Trudeau win the election back in 2015, and now we've done it once again. And while it's possible the Liberal wave may have had something to do with Toronto 's dissatisfaction with Doug Ford , Toronto residents definitely made their voices heard

Douglas Robert Ford (listen) (born November 20, 1964) is a Canadian businessman and politician serving as the 26th premier of Ontario since June 29, 2018. He represents the riding of Etobicoke North.

a man standing in front of a crowd© justinpjtrudeau | Instagram

The election results are in, and Trudeau's Liberals have won a minority government in Canada, taking home about 40 percent of the vote. The Toronto election results show that every riding in the city voted Liberal. After last year's Conservative win in most of Ontario, some people are speculating that Doug Ford's failing popularity could've helped out the Liberal win.

CBC News reports that Vote Compass asked 24,623 Ontario respondents from Oct. 11- Oct. 15: "Have Doug Ford's policies in Ontario made you more or less likely to consider voting for the Conservative Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election?"

Premier Doug Ford to hold 1st press conference in nearly a month Wednesday

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Doug Ford named his transition team and chief of staff Friday after his Progressive Conservatives won a In all, the Liberals kept only seven seats , mostly in Toronto and Ottawa. Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Her defeat could leave Mr. Trudeau’s Liberals at a disadvantage in next year’s election .

The 2019 Canadian federal election (formally the 43rd Canadian general election ) was held on October 21, 2019, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament.

The answer to that question was that 51 percent of people said they were much less likely to support the Conservatives.

Many of the seats that Ford won on a provincial level were taken by the Liberals in the federal election.

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 20: Ford holds a press conference outside of his office following the ceremony. It was a wholesale shuffle Thursday at Queen's Park as Premier Doug Ford announced his reworked cabinet.  The ministers were sworn in in Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell office.        (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)© Getty TORONTO, ON - JUNE 20: Ford holds a press conference outside of his office following the ceremony. It was a wholesale shuffle Thursday at Queen's Park as Premier Doug Ford announced his reworked cabinet. The ministers were sworn in in Lieutenant-Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell office. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Markham, Richmond Hill, and Thornhill were the only ridings in the GTA that the Conservatives won. Southern Ontario, on the other hand, was mainly won by the Conservatives. This shows just how divided the province is about politics at this time.

How the 'Doug Ford strategies' are playing out in the election campaign

  How the 'Doug Ford strategies' are playing out in the election campaign With voting day just a weekend away, there are questions about the effectiveness of the Liberal Party's dominant campaign strategy in Ontario: invoking Premier Doug Ford to try to drag down Andrew Scheer's Conservatives.CBC's Poll Tracker data for Ontario suggests the tactics of Justin Trudeau's party are working to some extent: the Conservatives have not come within three percentage points of the Liberals in the province at any time in the campaign, and are currently trailing by more than six points.

So can Andrew Scheer blame Ford for the Conservative loss? Maybe, Vote Compass data suggests. Justin Trudeau's Liberals are projected to capture a minority government on Monday night, and they did it by holding on to seats Doug Ford won provincially.

Instead, the Liberals won all five seats in Brampton and all eight seats in Mississauga, both important swing regions that the Conservatives swept in 2011. The Conservatives won a handful of seats in the northern suburbs of Markham and Vaughan, but that did not add up to the breakthrough they needed.

According to CBC News, winning this many seats in the GTA could have been the key to a majority government, but the surprisingly high Bloc Québécois' votes in Quebec and the Conservative sweep of Western Canada was what made it a minority government.

Ford's own home base in Etobicoke was also won by the Liberals, just a year after the provincial elections, where the Conservatives won.

A huge change of heart in this region is evident and may be a sign that Toronto is done with Doug Ford. Trudeau's rivalry with the premier must've done him well in this election.

Some people on Twitter expressed their opinions. One user tweeted in response to the overwhelming Liberal win in Toronto, saying that "Toronto hates Doug Ford so much nobody wanted to take any chances."

Liberals have slight edge over Tories in close race in battleground Ontario

  Liberals have slight edge over Tories in close race in battleground Ontario TORONTO — The Liberals are leading in key Toronto-area ridings in a province that could make or break electoral hopes with nearly one-third of the country's seats. With results just starting to trickle in after polls closed at 9:30 p.m., the Liberals so far appear poised to grab more seats in the province than the Tories. The NDP was leading in five ridings, including in some northern Ontario seats that the Liberals had won in 2015. Ontario, andWith results just starting to trickle in after polls closed at 9:30 p.m., the Liberals so far appear poised to grab more seats in the province than the Tories.

“ Doug Ford has promised to run the province like a business,” the NDP noted in a statement. “But if he can ’t run his own business properly, how can he be Wynne, the Liberal leader, described the lawsuit as distressing. “It’s distressing because this is the kind of thing we will get daily from Doug Ford as

However, the Liberals swept every seat in Toronto from 1993 to 2004 60 per cent of the popular vote and a mandate to make Toronto a city of prosperity, livability and opportunity for all.[2] Miller declined to run in the following election and conservative ally Rob Ford won the 2010 election handily.

To which somebody replied, "exactly what it was."

It is pretty obvious that Ford's cuts to services have left people with a bad taste in their mouth, to say the least.

There are theories that Trudeau's vocal rivalry with Ford was a strategy to help him win over Toronto, especially after all of the damage Ford has been doing recently.

Ford mum on carbon tax challenge in congratulatory election statement

  Ford mum on carbon tax challenge in congratulatory election statement Without mentioning the status of his ongoing federal carbon tax challenge, Ontario Premier Doug Ford congratulated Justin Trudeau on his election victory in a statement released early Tuesday morning. Ford congratulated Trudeau and the other federal party leaders "on a hard fought campaign," which ended late Monday with the Liberals' hanging on to power with a minority government.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford and federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer appeared together onstage at the Conservative Party national convention in August The Poll Tracker, which aggregates all publicly available polling data, currently projects the Liberals to win 66 seats in Ontario, while the

Liberal cabinet minister Kirsty Duncan won her Etobicoke North seat in west Toronto , where People’s Party of Canada challenger Renata Ford trailed far Ms. Ford , widow of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford , had hoped to secure a win for the fledgling party. The Liberals swept all 25 ridings in the city of

Cristine de Clercy, an associate political science professor at Western University, told CP24 that this election "offered frustrated Ontario voters a way to punish Mr. Ford for the unpopularity of his policies before the next provincial election," she said. "So certainly that opportunity, it seems like some voters took full advantage of it."

This is even more evident in the fact that Scheer stayed very far away from any association with Ford, even though they are both Conservatives, and Ford won a majority last year.

Mayor Tory has since congratulated Trudeau in an official statement he tweeted. He says they will now work together to address housing, gun violence, and transit in Toronto, as promised.

There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.

Randall Denley: Andrew Scheer's decision to sideline Doug Ford cost him key Ontario votes .
It’s no surprise that this week’s federal election was decided by Ontario voters . Despite political parties’ obsession with Quebec, Ontario is the province where elections are won or lost. With more than one-third of federal seats, it can hardly be otherwise. What was a little more perplexing was the strength of Ontarians support for the Liberals. Ontarians voted like it was 2015. Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.

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