Get to Know a Riding #10 - Spadina-Fort York
Both the red and the orange signs have a chance in this riding: Liberal incumbent Adam Vaughan is up against NDP candidate Olivia Chow. Vaughan won the seat at a 2014 byelection when Chow left to join the mayoralty race. Before he became an MP, he was a Toronto city councillor who represented Trinity-Spadina. Meanwhile Chow, widow of former NDP and Opposition Leader Jack Layton, won the riding for Trinity-Spadina in 2006, 2008, and 2011. Her stepson Mike Layton is the city councillor for the area.Posted by CTV News on Friday, October 16, 2015
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Get to Know a Riding #2
Montreal’s re-drawn Ahuntsic-Cartierville riding doesn’t fall short when it comes to interesting candidates. In 2006, under the Bloc Québécois banner, MP Maria Mourani broke the Liberal stronghold in Ahuntsic. She was expelled from the BQ in 2013, and is now running for the NDP. The Conservative candidate was criticized for controversial Facebook comments he made in 2014, and the Liberals are running a former mayoral candidate. Each candidate has different priorities for the multi-ethnic riding.Posted by CTV News on Monday, October 12, 2015
Get to Know a Riding # 8 - Egmont
Egmont is one of four federal P.E.I. ridings – and the one not held by a Liberal MP. The 2008 Conservative win was a big change for the riding that had been red since 1980. A battle often thought to be fought between the Liberals and Conservatives could turn into a three-way race with the return to politics of a popular NDP candidate.Posted by CTV News on Thursday, October 15, 2015
Get to Know a Riding # 9 - Vancouver Granville
Vancouver Granville. This entirely new riding is anyone’s game. Created from pieces of Vancouver Kingsway, Quadra, South Centre, the area is known for its massive mansions and high-income voters. Despite its inhabitants, affordable housing is still a hot-button issue for this Metro Vancouver riding. Find out why it could be a close race…Posted by CTV News on Friday, October 16, 2015
Get to Know a Riding #6 - Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa
Manitoba’s Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa has some seasoned candidates in the running. The Assembly of First Nations identified this Conservative rural area as one of 51 swing ridings where the Aboriginal vote could make a difference. About a quarter of the population is Aboriginal, and the AFN says on-reserve voter turnout was about 40% for the last federal election.Posted by CTV News on Thursday, October 15, 2015
Get to Know a Riding #3 - Etobicoke North
Etobicoke North is also known as Ford Nation. Former mayor Rob Ford and his brother Doug have both represented the Ward 2 - Etobicoke at City Hall. The ‘Sons of Etobicoke’ welcomed Stephen Harper to the riding on a campaign stop Tuesday. Despite the working class Rexdale base of the riding and the former mayor’s personal popularity, the riding has had a Liberal MP for almost 30 years. Can the Liberals hold onto this stronghold?Posted by CTV News on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Get to Know a Riding - Burnaby North-Seymour
Burnaby North-Seymour, a new urban riding in Metro Vancouver, has been one to watch this election. It was created from portions of North Vancouver, a riding that had previously elected a Conservative MP, and Burnaby-Douglas, an NDP stronghold since 1988.Posted by CTV News on Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Sept. 18, 2015: Melanie Nagy, Vancouver Bureau Chief, reports on a citizens' crime prevention unit that patrols the streets of Surrey, where they have been high-profile murders and gang drug wars. All three main party leaders have visited the riding. Two leaders have promised more policing, but some residents say social services are also a part of the solution to keeping their community safe.
Oct. 16, Winnipeg: Jill Macyshon reports on the so-called 'Sandwich Generation' of people carrying for old and younger family members. What are they hoping to hear from the politicians in this campaign?
Sept. 25, 2015: Genevieve Beauchemin reports from Dorval, Que., where voters are wondering party leaders have to say about infrastructure improvements.
Oct. 5, 2015: John Vennavally-Rao reports from Toronto-Centre, a riding like many others, where childcare is a top issue for families who say they have to pinch pennies every month.