It’s a three-peat for Balkissoon in Scarborough-Rouge River

Bas Balkissoon of the Liberal Party has been elected in Scarborough-Rouge River for the third time.

With over 80 per cent of the polls reporting, Balkisson has a margin of approximately 1,500 votes over his nearest rival. In the previous election, Balkissoon cruised to victory by nearly 17,000 votes.

“Going into this campaign, I have to say I had my reservations,” he told supporters.

NDP’s Neethan Shan came in second place. The riding had the tightest race in Scarborough.

The Liberals have held the riding since 1985.

-With files from Jessica Lee

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Posted: Oct 6 2011 10:46 pm
Filed under: News Briefs Ontario Votes 2011