It looks like there could be a redo in the Etobicoke Centre riding of Toronto.
Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, who lost to Conservative Ted Opitz by 26 votes to in last May's federal election, has convinced an Ontario Superior Court judge to throw out the results due to voting irregularities. Unless the Conservatives successfully appeal the decision, Opitz will cease to be the MP for the riding and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will have six months to call a by-election.
As is often the case, political analysts are getting a head start with their predictions of what a by-election could bring. The common refrain, at this point, is that sitting governments rarely win by-elections. But maybe this one could be different?
Etobicoke Centre has a history of shifting from a Conservative stronghold to a Liberal stronghold and back. From 1979 to 1993 the riding was represented by Conservative stalwart and Brian Mulroney-era finance minister Michael Wilson. Then, in 1993, Liberal Allan Rock wonRead More »from What’s next for Toronto riding that may need by-election?