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Brampton-Springdale: The race for the vacant seat

Seat left vacant by Liberal Linda Jeffrey

There is a three-way fight for the seat left by Linda Jeffrey. The former Municipal Affairs Minister stepped down this spring and all three parties have been pushing hard to take over Brampton-Springdale. So much so, that they've been spending a lot of time campaigning in that region of the 905.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath started the election campaign on a sunny day in Brampton-Springdale, walking through a strip mall with her party's candidate there, Gurpreet Dhillon.

This riding opened up on March 25th, as Jeffrey made the move to run for mayor of Brampton. It sent parties into a feeding frenzy for a coveted 905 seat. But  Liberal candidate Harinder Malhi still considers the riding Liberal, despite the vacancy.  

She offers that car insurance is one of, if not the major issue in the region.

Brampton has some of the highest rates in the province and the Liberals have promised to reduce them by an average of 15 per cent in two years. The NDP have countered that by claiming they can save everyone 15 per cent - no averages.

It's been something NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh of the neighbouring Bramalea-Gore-Malton has been pushing for and the NDP are hoping to use his popularity in the area to spread what Horwath hopes to be an orange wave outside of Toronto.

The Tories are fighting for the spot with active community member and lawyer Pam Hundal. This is her second time running.

The 2011 campaign wasn't a runaway victory for the Liberals with the Hundal and the Tories trailing by just 3,000 votes.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 06/11/2014 01:01 PM
    That's my riding, like my daddy-ji always says..."Sikh and ye shall find"
    1. dama posted on 06/11/2014 03:40 PM
      @Karl Burgin ."Sikh and ye shall find"

      that is a good one.. lol
  2. john posted on 06/11/2014 01:39 PM
    was that dude in the turban in one of the Indiana jones movie ?
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