Grant Gordon says he isn’t ready to hang up his political skates just yet. The first-time Liberal Party candidate lost the March 19 Toronto-Danforth federal byelection to fellow rookie politician Craig Scott, who held onto the riding for the New Democratic Party. “For me this is just like losing a hockey game,” Gordon said. “But this is just the first game … of a series.”
The new MP for Toronto-Danforth credits the youth vote for his victory Monday night. The Opera House on Queen Street East in Toronto was packed with New Democratic Party (NDP) supporters, Monday night, to celebrate Craig Scott’s victory in the federal byelection; he earned just short of 60 per cent of the vote. Runner up, Grant Gordon of the Liberal party earned just under 30 per cent of the votes.
After waiting until almost the last legal moment to announce the date for the byelection to replace Layton, the prime minister’s office said on Feb. 5 that the vote would take place on March 12. The following day — citing an “administrative error” — that was revised to March 19.