The winner in Monday night’s federal election in the riding of Scarborough Centre has pledged financial support of jobs for young people as a priority. In the Oct. 19 vote, Liberal candidate Salma Zahid defeated Conservative incumbent Roxanne James. Zahid polled 51.1 per cent of ballots cast, according to the CBC Canada Votes website. James finished in second place with just over 30 per cent of votes, while NDP Alex Wilson earned 11.8 per cent of ballots.
Tom Spanton runs his business according to the rules. As owner of Leaside Plumbers, he needs to continually increase his plumbing staff. Sometimes the rules make it difficult. “We can only have one or two…
Scarborough’s solar energy industry is anticipating the results of a review which could impact its growth and popularity. The Ontario government is undertaking a scheduled review of its Feed-in-Tariff program as part of the Green Energy Act put in place by the Liberals in 2009.
Scarborough now has full representation in the McGuinty cabinet. Earlier this month, MPPs Margarett Best of Scarborough-Guildwood and Scarborough Centre’s Brad Duguid were appointed Minister of Consumer Services and Minister of Economic Development and Innovation, respectively. Scarborough’s remaining four MPPs have been given roles of parliamentary assistants.
Scarborough has retained its stake in the new cabinet as MPPs Brad Duguid and Margarett Best take on new portfolios in the minority Liberal government.
Voters painted Scarborough red again on Oct. 6, with all six ridings remaining in Liberal hands. Scarborough-Guildwood was expected to be a tight race between MPP Maragrett Best and PC candidate Gary Elis, a former police superintendent in 42 and 43 Divisions. The results, though, told a different story.
Café La Roche in Scarborough is known for its mellow shisha-smoking atmosphere but on Oct. 6 evening its atmosphere took a whole 360 as Liberal MPP Brad Duguid and his supporters celebrated his third straight provincial election in Scarborough Centre. A sea of voters in red were screaming out of excitement, chanting ‘Brad! Brad! Brad! Brad!’ ‘Duguid! Duguid! Duguid! Duguid!’ while throwing up red signs that had ‘FORWARD’ imprinted on it.
The campaign manager for the runner-up in Scarborough Centre, expected that their hard work would pay off in Thursday’s provincial vote. The Progressive Conservative Party fielded a new candidate, Carol Williams, hoping to unseat incumbent…
Liberal incumbent Brad Duguid took the riding of Scarborough Centre by approximately 4,000 votes over PC candidate Carol Williams.
Brad Duguid has been re-elected in Scarborough Centre.