The Liberal victor in Monday night’s federal election vote in the Eglinton-Lawrence riding reaffirmed his commitment to public transit in the constituency. In a tight race with the Conservative Joe Oliver, on Oct.19, Marco Mendicino came out the winner, accumulating nearly 50 per cent of the riding’s votes, according to the CBC’s Canada Votes website. Oliver garnered just over 41 per cent, while the NDP candidate Andrew Thomson attracted just over six per cent.
Outgoing finance minister Joe Oliver has lost the election for the Eglinton-Lawrence riding, falling to Liberal Marco Mendicino, but he was still able to lift the spirits of his supporters last night.
The stakes are high tonight after 78 days of campaigning, especially for Liberal Party candidate Marco Mendicino.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver has announced a cut on employment insurance premiums for small businesses that is intended to lower payroll tax rates by 15 per cent.