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WATCH: Riding profile: Rematch in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

Tory Doug Holyday faces off against Liberal Peter Milczyn again

It wasn't long ago that residents of Etobicoke-Lakeshore were headed to the polls in a by-election in August.

And while Tory MPP Doug Holyday ultimately took the seat, he only beat former Toronto city council-mate Peter Milczyn by 1,528 votes. It's now a rematch, with Milczyn running for the Liberals again.

Holyday believes it will be a close vote again, but ultimately thinks he'll come out on top. Not surprisingly, so does Milczyn.

Both have their ground game going, knocking on doors to get resident support. Both men know the area, being active on council for years.

While the main issue in the by-election was transit expansion, Holyday maintains it's now jobs, pointing to Tory leader Tim Hudak's Million Jobs Plan platform. He offers transit is still important.

Milczyn also has similar priorities. Where the men differ, is pushing their leader's strategy.

When knocking on doors, both were pressed on what their party is proposing to do or has done. Holyday fielded questions about Hudak's plan to cut 100,000 public sector jobs. Milczyn, on the gas plant scandal.

NDP candidate P. C. Choo is also running again.

The riding has been orange, blue and red over the past 27 years. Before Holyday, it was most recently held by Liberal Laurel Broten for 10 of those. Milczyn thinks he can bring it back to the Liberals.

They key to winning this lower Etobicoke riding is getting supporters to vote. Only 38 per cent of the 89,550 eligible voters cast their ballots in last year's by-election.

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  1. Alex posted on 06/09/2014 05:36 AM
    If Tim Hudak or a loved one gets sick, will they be willing to take a hallway bed or will Tim not like a taste of his own medicine?
    1. G Man posted on 06/09/2014 08:55 AM
      @Alex Taking a bed in the hallway is the system the Liberals have been running for the last 11 years.
  2. Fact Provider posted on 06/09/2014 07:22 AM
    To all you Conservative supporters:
    Sorry about your luck - but on June 12th you're about to come in second - again.

    Combining all the polling done in the province from June 5th to 8th - a very large sampling of over 10,000 voters - the results are obvious.

    The range of projected seats party-by-party is as follows:
    Liberals - from a low of 49 to a high of 57 seats won.
    PC's - from a low of 36 to a high of 40 seats won.
    NDP - from a low of 11 to a high of 19 seats won.

    The most likely scenario seems to be Liberals (50) - Conservatives (40) - NDP (17)

    The largest bit of good news in this all-but-done result is that the province will escape another Harris-like disaster from Tea Party Tim and his band of ultra right wing nitwits.
    1. Sonny posted on 06/09/2014 10:09 AM
      @Fact Provider The mid point you give is 54 Lib seats which is a majority which means Horwath and Hudak...
    2. frank posted on 06/09/2014 10:32 AM
      @Fact Provider But why don't the Libs produce those pesky gas plant documents today? Why are they hiding them until after the election? Only a fool would support such a party. You are better than that.
  3. Adriane Taylor posted on 06/09/2014 08:33 AM
    So has it come down to that...we know the OPP is backing Wynne, we know the Ontario Municipal Board, the Ontario Power Generation, OLG, OPSEU, and all the other Liberal-ed up agencies are backing Wynne..so now that Wynne has her personal de facto army, are Ontarions going to be faced with backing Wynne or giving up Health Care in Ontario?
    1. G Man posted on 06/09/2014 08:59 AM
      @Adriane Taylor You mean giving up healthcare by backing Wynne. We won't be able to afford it any more because she's funnelling all our money to all the special interest groups that are backing her.
  4. lisa posted on 06/09/2014 10:31 AM
    How can any Liberal watch his party sit on the Gas Plant documents, now under subpoena but oddly not yet produced, and expect to get ANY votes?

    Second, were the OPP planning to sit on their court order for production of the scandalous records until after the election? Was it the wonky OPP police union campaign which forced the OPP to step up and serve the order now in order to preserve a modicum of OPP credibility?

    Show us the documents today - or perish at the polls!
    1. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 06/09/2014 10:47 AM
      @lisa The release of the documents cannot occur until there is a vote of the Legislative Assembly. Despite your weak efforts to point fingers at someone, no single Party or Party leader can order their release.

      Nice try under-educated voter.
  5. john posted on 06/09/2014 12:31 PM
    a vote for the liberals and NDP is a induction into the chapter 11 club if this happens there not be jobs . taxes will be more then thay are now and so will power , water , etc . if u want that kinda life style where u loose everything cause u cant pay for it vote liberal and NDP . company s are not going to stick around if thay don't make a profit that will kill jobs . bankrupt this province . hey move over Detroit we need some room in the chapter 11 club .
    1. john's mom posted on 06/09/2014 12:46 PM
      @john Back to the basement, John - until you try to learn English.
  6. Mark7 posted on 06/09/2014 02:57 PM
    To all criminal Fiberal voters, baaaaaaa.
    1. Alex posted on 06/09/2014 05:07 PM
      @Mark7 Have you smoked crack cocaine with Conservative Mayor Ford lately?
  7. Jules posted on 06/09/2014 05:00 PM
    a vote for the CONS will be Detroit part 2.
    less oversight and regulations for corporations. feeding the corporations more tax breaks and loopholes which they as we know keep for themselves and their shareholders. do we need another financial meltdown like the states at the hands of greedy capitalists? i say not!
    1. Jack posted on 06/09/2014 05:11 PM
      @Jules Educate yourself on the causes of Detroit's problems before you speak, kid. Detroit got to where it is because it was the Holy Land for unions; they moved in and said "Give us everything we want, when we want it and because we want it, forever." The city said "Yes" and committed itself to bankruptcy.

      The Liberals say they want to reduce spending, but Kathleen Wynne can't mention one government program or a single government job she's willing to cut to do it. The NDP want to give even more expensive taxpayer-funded handouts to even more special-interest groups, with even less benefit to the taxpayers.

      The only party interested in fixing Ontario's problems, the only party who even understands that Ontario is in trouble, is the PCs. So go ahead; if you think taxes and hydro rates are too low and that you're not losing enough of your paycheck for nothing, vote Liberal or NDP.

      I'm interested in staying employed, buying a house, starting a family, and retiring some day. That's why I voted PC in the advance polls.
  8. Alex posted on 06/09/2014 05:35 PM
    The big question is if Tim Hudak is elected will he unseat Mike Harris as Ontario's most hated Premier or will he settle for second place?

    Only time will tell.
    1. Dean posted on 06/09/2014 05:48 PM
      @Alex Hudak would have to screw things up horribly to be any worse than eleven long years of McGuinty and Wynne. Billions wasted, constant and expensive handouts to bloated unions, letting natives nearly beat a man to death in Caledon, soaring hydro rates; the list goes ON and ON and ON.

      Nobody with a conscience has any reason to vote Liberal.
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