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Sports Liberals win Vancouver Granville after one of the tightest races in the country

07:50  24 september  2021
07:50  24 september  2021 Source:   cbc.ca

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Vancouver Granville Liberal candidate Taleeb Noormohamed meets supporters on election night in Vancouver September 20, 2021. Photo by Jason Payne /PNG. Article content. Vancouver - Granville was one of the most anticipated battlefields in the country during the federal election campaign, as it was The result depends on thousands of mail votes to be counted. What was certain was that it could be a significant gain for the NDP. In 2019, riding experienced a high-profile race due to Jody Wilson-Raybould, who ran as an independent and won with 32.6 percent. The Liberals got 26.6 percent, the

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Taleeb Noormohamed wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a sign: Taleeb Noormohamed has been declared the winner in the Vancouver Granville riding, after an extremely tight race. © Nic Amaya/CBC News Taleeb Noormohamed has been declared the winner in the Vancouver Granville riding, after an extremely tight race.

After one of the tightest races in the country, Taleeb Noormohamed has won the seat for the Liberal Party in the Vancouver Granville riding.

Projections for the riding had the NDP, Liberal and Conservative candidates in a near three-way tie over the past two weeks. As polls were counted, Noormohamed and NDP candidate Anjali Appadurai were at times just one or two votes apart.

Thirteen ridings in Canada were considered too close to call on election night, as Election Canada continued ballot counts through Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Last election, the Liberal Party made a particularly spirited effort to win Vancouver Granville , a seat that had turned Independent after Jody Wilson-Raybould’s bitter falling out with the party following the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Those two issues have formed the basis of all parties’ pitches to would-be voters in Granville , a tight race that could reflect the broader outcome of the 2019 election. The NDP in particular have been looking to make gains in urban British Columbia, and strategists for the party consider Granville to be a winnable seat in their bid to broaden representation in the House of

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Noormohamed was elected with 17,055 votes. Appadurai received 16,619, and Conservative candidate Kailin Che finished with 13,290.

The riding's last MP was Jody Wilson-Raybould, who won the seat as a Liberal in 2015 but was expelled from the Liberal caucus in the House of Commons in 2018 and stripped of the Liberal Party nomination for the 2019 election, following the SNC Lavalin affair. She won the seat for Vancouver Granville in 2019 as an Independent, beating Noormohamed, who took over as Liberal candidate for the riding in 2018.

She announced she would not be seeking re-election in July of this year.

Gabe Garfinkel, the B.C. campaign co-chair of the Liberal Party of Canada, said the win was part of the strong mandate British Columbians had given to Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.

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"Our entire team of Liberal MPs from the west coast will work to ensure that B.C. voices are at the heart of our work to build a better future for all Canadians," Garfinkel said in a statement.

Noormohamed served as a senior official in the federal government from 2002 to 2007. He then went on to work as an advisor to Bob Rae.

He was also part of the organizing committee for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

He eventually returned to work in the tech sector, and he is currently the Chief Executive Officer for online boutique marketplace Jane.

Noormohamed was criticized during the campaign for his real estate ventures — he has flipped more than 20 properties after less than a year of ownership since 2005, which has raised questions about his commitment to the Liberal platform on housing.

According to B.C. assessment records, Noormohamed has sold 41 properties since 2005, making $4.9 million in the process.

The Liberal Party platform on housing proposes an "anti-flipping tax" on residential properties, requiring that such properties be held for at least a year. That would mean 21 properties Noormohamed sold would have been subject to the proposed tax.

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