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. lisa posted on 06/09/2014 10:35 AM
      @G Man Hospitals are grossly over-funded, docs got a 50% pay hike, community care is suffering and the unions don't give a hoot for the public! Take your fake campaign off the table.
    3. Thor posted on 06/09/2014 11:18 AM
      @lisa Didn't you mean to address this to troll Alex?
    4. AC posted on 06/09/2014 12:54 PM
      @G Man wait times have gone way done under the liberals. just a fact!
      vote Hudak your loved ones will be waiting on the sidewalk from the layoffs. he won't worry his kids will get special treatment
    5. dama posted on 06/09/2014 03:01 PM
      @AC Really ?? wait time is shorter?? that is your joke, right?

      When was the last time you been to emergency?

      Wait time is no shorter under the Liberal, I was in Peel emergency for a deep cut on my hand and I waited for more than 5 hours for a doctor to stiched it up,, why cant nurses do that?

      So dont use the scare tactic that Tim Hudak will FIRE nurses, the Nursing uniuon is not helping themselves with the scare tactic.. wait time will still be the same.. nurses will not work any faster might have a bed in the hall way better than NO Bed.. . so it is status quo if Tim is elected .. but there will be improvement eventually
    6. Alex posted on 06/09/2014 05:04 PM
      @G Man When Tim Hudak is done we will possibly have surgery being done in the hospital corridors.
  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. Fact Provider posted on 06/09/2014 12:24 PM
      @frank The following has been borrowed from a post by "Sammy from Scarborough". It obviously applies to you - let me guess - totally oblivious to everything Con voter.

      "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."
    4. AC posted on 06/09/2014 12:57 PM
      @Fact Provider can we just erect the bronze liberal "L" in front of queens park and get it over with. the CONS loose this how many loses is that in a row 4?
      see ya Tim.
    5. Adriane Taylor posted on 06/09/2014 02:14 PM
      @Fact Provider Liberals....from a low of lying, cheating and stealing to a high of criminal behaviour including homicide.
    6. sam posted on 06/09/2014 02:48 PM
      @Adriane Taylor wow..homicide? who died?
      (cheating and stealing to a high of criminal behaviour including homicide)
      you sure you're not talking about Rob Fords phucked up life? with the gangs and guns buddies of his
  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 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.
    2. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 06/09/2014 09:16 AM
      @G Man WalMart specials this week include this item tailored to Cons.
      2 for 1 sale on crying towels.

      It has been reported that WalMart has already extended a job offer to Hudak - as greeter in any store he wants within Ontario.
      (In keeping with Tea Party Tim's philosophy, the job will be part-time and will have no benefits)
    3. Thor posted on 06/09/2014 11:14 AM
      @Sammy from Scarborough Grow up little boy!
    4. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 06/09/2014 12:26 PM
      @Thor Sour grapes already, Thor? - the votes haven't been counted yet !!
      I can hardly wait for your meltdown on the 12th.
    5. Thor posted on 06/09/2014 02:38 PM
      @Sammy from Scarborough Sour grapes? I doubt it. Just sick of reading your lieberal crap. I assume your alter ego is either Alex or Sid Ryan.
      Fortunately Ontario voters aren't as stupid as you.
    6. dama posted on 06/09/2014 03:08 PM
      @Sammy from Scarborough Sammy is pro Liberal for he is unionised.. and he is just I , I I
      he couldnt even care if his neighbour is losing his job for he is just I , I , and I
    7. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 06/09/2014 04:07 PM
      @Thor "Fortunately Ontario voters aren't as stupid as you."
      Don't bet your $11. / hour job on the province going Con, Thor.
    8. Thor posted on 06/09/2014 09:28 PM
      @Sammy from Scarborough Humor me some more with your bs little man. I was making that I the early 70's. You'd be surprised how much you can end up making by applying yourself and working hard. Oh, did I mention something "you living with your hands out boys" don't like to hear - work.
  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.
    2. john`s dad posted on 06/09/2014 01:01 PM
      @john's mom (SLAP) shut up bitch and do your house cleaning . get me a cold beer and give me head as i watch the maple leafs get there asses kicked .
    3. tanjo posted on 06/09/2014 02:27 PM
      @john`s dad That reply might be "parody" or it might be serious, but either way, it conveys nothing except the level of class of the poster.

      (and it's get THEIR a*** kicked, not THERE)
  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.
    2. Jules posted on 06/09/2014 06:03 PM
      @Jack you don't sound very intelligent Jack and you sound young & naive and on top you're blind to a lot of facts. but i guess that's why you vote PC. explains all i need to know
      buying a house and starting a family how nice.
      I've owned numerous properties for 35 years no mortgage and been employed about the same full time (non union) and 7 years previous part time (union).
      as someone who's probably a lot closer to retirement than you Jack i'm going to share a little advise with you.
      it's called shut the f up you have no idea what's involved in working that long and the costs it takes to retire and own a home and pay the bills. you need a damn good pension, you need very good benefits along the way in case you or your family get really sick, you need very good paying jobs with security not this now a days 6 month or 1 year contract BS.
      when i was coming up everyone had good solid union or non union positions work for 35 years get a good pension and retire with dignity. today everyone hires contract or your position is outsourced for cheap labour. if people don't start paying into a pension when your young. good effing luck when you're 67. tell me what it's like on government pension of todays dollars about 14 k a year.
      but you sound like a bitch and complain conservative that if you or anyone in your family needs very special medical or expensive services that first call you make is to the government offices looking for what can i get to help me out.
      socialism is nice when you need it not so nice when you have to pay for others eh Jack?
      good luck
  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.
    2. Thor posted on 06/09/2014 11:36 PM
      @Dean Well said Dean. Just a minor correction to bolster what you wrote,it was Caledonia not Caledon.
    3. Dean posted on 06/09/2014 11:51 PM
      @Thor Thanks, I missed the typo.
    4. dama posted on 06/10/2014 02:34 PM
      @Dean Union has no conscience.. 19 unions attack ad against Tim Hudak and PC party..

      even if you are a strong unionised Liberal supporter ,, wouldn't you be wise enough to ask and see why your union is doing this attack ad?

      Don't look at short term gain for you are a union member.. you earn more than enough.. isnt it time to draw a line in the sand? or do you have to earn the last dollar too?

      .. your kids down the road have to shoulder the debt

      Tim Hudak platform is sound.. 100 000 job wil be lost to attrition but the attack ad said FIRED.. and the union think I am stupid.. the more I see these ad,, the more I am leaning PC party..
    5. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 03:17 PM
      @Dean Tim Hudak is already a major screw up. This election was handed to the PCs on a silver platter and he has turned it into a neck and neck race.

      Do you really think that someone that has messed up so badly before and during the campaign is going to suddenly get it together once he gets into power ?

      I have seen this happen. This is the type of leadership that can take a leaky ship and send it straight to the bottom.
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