George Smitherman

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Work for youth is new MP’s priority

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.