WATCH: Election confusion in Trinity-Spadina

Residents deal with provincial election, federal by-election and mayoral vote later this year

Everywhere you turn in Trinity-Spadina, you see orange, red and a spattering of blue or green election signs on people's lawns. The problem for residents who aren't following the provincial and federal campaigns closely, the names are all different, so they may not know who's running for what.

They're dealing with not only this provincial election which wraps up on June 12th, but also a federal by-election at the end of the month and the ongoing mayoral election.

NDP MPP Rosario Marchese makes sure to underline what election he's running in when canvassing, offering it can be confusing for some.

Many residents, seem to ask what election Adam Vaughan is a party of.

The former city councillor is running for the Liberals federally and also comes up when provincial Liberal candidate Han Dong speaks to voters.

Dong is Marchese's stiffest competition in the riding. The NDP MPP has held the seat for two decades and is well known in the community. But Dong hopes to capitalize on voting margins from the 2011 election, when Marchese edged out the Liberals by just 1,139 votes.

Transit is at the forefront in this multi-culural riding, as are issues involving condos and development.
But the key for these candidates seems to be not losing out votes to their federal foes, for voters who may want to support one party provincially and another federally.

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  1. Mark posted on 06/10/2014 06:57 AM
    People who are confused should stay the hell home and not bother voting. Granted it may take using a tiny bit of brain power to grasp the situation but thats it.

    Then again, what would you expect from areas where swarms of stupid leftist morons hang their hats.
    1. Mark's Friend posted on 06/10/2014 07:17 AM
      @Mark You're just jealous because:
      1. There were no Conservative signs to be found
      2. You don't read well enough to tell who's who.
  2. darandell posted on 06/10/2014 07:51 AM
    My favorite part is that it states "Dong is the stiffest competition in the riding". Amen to that sister!!!
    1. Sonny posted on 06/10/2014 12:47 PM
      @darandell I don't suppose the Cons will do very well in that riding...
    2. Angry Bill posted on 06/11/2014 03:54 PM
      @Sonny Can't fix stupid, Sonny.
  3. Alex posted on 06/10/2014 01:47 PM
    Tim Hudak wants to import far right wing Republican Tea Party politics to Canada.
    He has already expressed his desire to see so called 'Right To Work' legislation. This is designed to deplete organized labours resources. Barack Obama more properly called it "Right To Work For Less' legislation.
    After that in America the far right will come along and say that we have to become an 'At will' province (or state), which means your employer can let you go anytime without just cause and with no severance pay.

    Tim Hudak wants us to fixate on the bad that has happened (gas plant) so he can avoid focus on what he is going to do.

    Tim Hudak is the worst choice on the ballot!
  4. Alex posted on 06/10/2014 01:51 PM
    The Liberal policy of "no right to work" is far better, driving evil greedy businesses out of our province so that more of the population can enjoy the benefits of welfare. Under the Liberal/NDP umbrella, you have no right to hold down a job unless you're in a union; if you ARE in a union, you have the right to demand and receive anything you want, from anyone, at any time, with no reason other than that you want it.

    Look at Detroit: They understood that unions are the second earthly vessel of Jesus Christ like I do, and now they are reaping the benefits of leisure and relaxation that come with giving them everything. Give unto the union from yourself, and they shall give unto you peace. That's the Liberal/NDP way. That's my way. That will be your way. There is no escape.
  5. Mark7 posted on 06/10/2014 02:02 PM
    To all criminal Fiberal voters, baaaaa.
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