Voting in two federal byelections is underway in Toronto Centre and York Centre. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. In Toronto Centre, an estimated 7,960 people voted in advance polls, down from 13,140 in last federal election. The stakes will be high when the voters here pick their replacement (no Fall General election willing), but as of now, York Centre is looking like a monument to why an Erin O’Toole led Conservative Party won’t win the next election. Andrew McDougall, an assistant political science professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough, said byelections are a kind of referendum on the current government. See author's posts. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader. It would be seen as a significant embarrassment for the Liberals," he said. Former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned as Toronto Centre’s MP this past August, and Liberal Michael Levitt stepped down as the MP for York Centre in September, which required the calling of byelections in those two ridings.. The NDP's Andrea Vásquez Jiménez placed third with 5.8 per cent, with 143 out of 143 polls reporting. Finally, as is our wont, we may have a prediction (or two) to offer. Advanced voting takes place between Oct. 16 and 19th. Advanced polling days are Friday, October 16, 2020 to Monday, October 19, 2020. And if I can stand here, so can they." WATCH | Federal Liberals win two byelection seats: In a statement, the Green Party congratulated Paul for running an "extraordinary" campaign. The Liberal government is 16 seats short of an outright majority. The Liberals currently hold both seats. Trudeau rejected changing the schedule, saying that the by-elections have to be held within a certain time period of the seats becomin… In York Centre, some 6,306 people voted in advance, down from 9,881. St. James Town is a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. LAB HOLD. Even though we doubt it will happen now, this seat could be a good measuring stick for the popularity, or lack thereof, for new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole. Obviously, we'll be taking notes, going back to the drawing board, if needed, trying to see what worked well and if there are any areas that could use improvement," Gauthier said. One could also say it may serve as a gauge of Justin Trudeau’s popularity in the GTA, the region that helped him avoid calamity in 2019’s vote. The by-election in York Centre is as a result of the resignation of Michael Levitt, a Liberal first elected in 2015. Here, you’ll be able to find more information on each of the two 2020 Canadian federal by-elections. The People's Party of Canada has selected candidates to represent our Party in each of these ridings. That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. ... Canada election results: York Centre. If you'll be away during advanced polls or on election day, which is on October 26, you can vote by mail or in person at an Election Canada office. Byelections called for Toronto Centre, York Centre on Oct. 26. 3. maps for the elctoral districts may be found at the following links: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced byelections for Toronto Centre — the riding held by former finance minister Bill Morneau until his resignation last month — and York Centre… The Liberals gained more than three-per-cent support from 2015, while the Conservatives dropped nearly 7%: By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Like Toronto Centre, this riding has a history of Liberals representing it, but there are two key differences. After all, in the Liberals’ nightmarish 2011 federal election, this was one of the 34 seats they kept. The York Centre byelection must be called before March 1, 2021 — six months after Levitt’s last day. . Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced both by-elections on Friday September 18, along with Liberal candidates for each riding. York Centre was the 210th closest race out of all 338 ridings. Not since the Mulroney days has Toronto Centre been blue; in fact, it has also never been orange. There are two by-elections currently underway in the Toronto ridings of York Centre and Toronto Centre. Liberal: Michael Levitt Conservative: Rachel Willson NDP: Andrea Vasquez-Jimenez Two by-elections were held on October 26, 2020 due to the resignation of Finance Minister Bill Morneau (Liberal, Toronto Centre) on August 17, 2020 to run for Secretary-General of the OECD, and the resignation of Michael Levitt (Liberal, York Centre) effective September 1, 2020 to become the President and CEO of the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. "If they win, the Liberals will portray it as an endorsement of their policies. York Centre By-Election. We announced our candidates in a press conference on October 8, 2020. Bob Rae was also a Liberal leader and is a former Ontario premier. She has worked at Mastro’s Ristorante on Wilson Avenue since it … October 16, 2020 Betel Centre. Saks is a co-owner of a yoga studio and director of a mental health charity. He was set to be roundly defeated Monday, garnering about 4 per cent of the vote as of press time . York Centre By-election – October 26, 2020. The York Centre by-election is on October 26th and was called due to Liberal MP Michael Levitt resigning the seat to be the CEO of Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies. A win for the governing party is portrayed as a vindication of their agenda, while a loss is seen as an indictment of their program," McDougall said in an email on Monday. Election Day is Oct. 26th. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Of the 2020 Canadian federal by-elections, this is the more competitive, but will it be competitive? Voter turnout was 61.7%. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. The Liberals captured more than 50 per cent of the vote in both ridings in last fall's general election. Local elections are held every 4 years, and are used to elect councillors to represent each one of York's wardson the City of York Council. Like York Centre, Toronto Centre has a strong Liberal past and the byelection saw a slip in the party’s vote share. Voters were allowed to bring pencils to mark ballots or use disposable pencils provided by Elections Canada. For the Toronto by-election in 2020, people in both York Centre and Toronto Centre are heading to the polls but the deadline to vote by mail is fast approaching. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader. She also said she will take care of people in the riding as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to grip the city. He has been elected 3 times in Durham (2012 by- election, 2015 and 2019). Part of the Logomachian Network. Candidates. It would take some serious doing for an opposition party to knock the Liberals off in this riding. 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A by-election was held in the federal riding of York Centre in Ontario on October 26, 2020 following the resignation of incumbent Liberal MP Michael Levitt after 5 years in Parliament. A short notice from the Prime Minister’s Office says the votes in York Centre and Toronto Centre will take place on Oct. 26. Will it be a tough defence? Have a happy holiday season! In York Centre, about 6,300 people … Each one is also a Liberal seat that has become vacant, putting the Trudeau government on defence. She was also a co-host of the network's former morning talk show Canada AM. The federal Liberals have held on to the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday's byelections, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. YORK CENTRE IN 2019. Michael Levitt (Liberal) won with 50.2% support — and a 13.5% margin of victory over Conservative runner-up Rachel Willson. They are Baljit Bawa in Toronto Centre and Maxime Bernier in York Centre! First, dating back to the 1960s, York Centre has spent a lot more time coloured in red. "Fairly or not, byelections are commonly interpreted as a statement on how a government is doing at the moment they are held. It was held on the same day as the by-election in nearby Toronto Centre Global News has declared Liberal incumbent Michael Levitt winner in the riding of York Centre. She said people living outside need help because winter is coming. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. By-electionsare use to elect a councillor in a single ward whenever a position becomes available - for example, when a councillor resigns or dies. Poll workers were instructed to take the names and numbers of voters and noted their time of entry, in case contact needed to be traced. For the Toronto by-election in 2020, people in both York Centre and Toronto Centre are heading to the polls but the deadline to vote by mail is fast approaching. The seat was held for the liberals by businesswoman Ya'ara Saks, albeit on a much reduced majority.. While election day is officially on Oct. Is it 2021 yet? People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, who lost his long-held Quebec seat of Beauce seat in last October’s federal election, hopes to make a comeback in York Centre. If you'll be away during advanced polls or on election day, which is on October 26, you can vote by mail or in person at an Election Canada office. Of the 2020 Canadian federal by-elections, this is the more competitive, but will it be competitive? You can also do this method if you don't feel safe going out to polling stations. It remains to be seen whether Marci Ien will apologize for her statement. “I'm more worried about my freedom”: PPC leader Maxime Bernier on COVID-19, economy and York Centre by-election You never know who you’ll bump into at a #YahooNation protest... and such was the case last Saturday when the leader of the People’s Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier, made an appearance at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. The official House of Commons standings prior to the by-elections were as follows: Liberal 154, Conservative 121, Bloc Quebecois 32, NDP 24, Green 3, 2 Independent, and two vacancies. York Centre became vacant when Liberal MP Michael Levitt resigned on Sept. 1 to become CEO of Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. In Toronto Centre, an estimated 7,960 people voted in advance polls, down from 13,140 in last federal election. The Liberals gained more than three-per-cent support from 2015, while the Conservatives dropped nearly 7%: The York Centre by-election is on October 26th and was called due to Liberal MP Michael Levitt resigning the seat to be the CEO of Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies. Losing them would be a big deal, however. An estimated 14,266 voters cast ballots over four days of advance polls in the byelections, Elections Canada said. The by-election in York Centre is as a result of the resignation of Michael Levitt, a Liberal first elected in 2015. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade before becoming Minister of Veterans Affairs, a beleaguered file he successfully turned around within 10 months at the end of the Harper government. These will take place on the same day as Saskatchewan’s expected provincial election. Results. Annamie Paul, the newly elected leader of the Green Party and Green candidate for Toronto Centre, called on the government to delay the by-elections, citing increased restrictions on movement and activity in Toronto in light of rising cases of COVID-19. York Centre By-election – October 26, 2020. Then, of course, Morneau was finance minister for five years until his resignation. October 16, 2020 Betel Centre. Both of them are taking place in the GTA, or the Greater Toronto Area for those outside the loop. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. OTTAWA—When it comes to what matters in the York Centre byelection, Rina Camarra has a lot on her mind. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. Elections Canada took steps to ensure voter safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, said spokesperson Natasha Gauthier. I want to tell all of them to a person: I will not leave them behind. Michael Levitt (Liberal) won with 50.2% support — and a 13.5% margin of victory over Conservative runner-up Rachel Willson. By Jolson Lim. Voter turnout was 61.7%. READ MORE: York Centre byelection a litmus test for safe voting in a pandemic. Toronto Centre became vacant when former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned in August. You can also do this method if you don't feel safe going out to polling stations. You can read more stories here. United States Governors and Chief Executives Current List, World Election Predictions and World Election Calendar. Voters were encouraged to wear masks and to keep two metres apart. 2. as previously announced at ref, writs ordering federal by-elections in the electoral districts of toronto centre (ontario)and york centre (ontario) were issued on 18 sep 20. polling day is scheduled for 26 oct 20. The federal Liberals have held onto the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday’s byelections, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. 'Full Council' 2. committee meetings 3. board … In that time, its Liberal MPs have tended to be high-profile. ... General Election 2017 results; Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats +/- % Party. Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives were let down by Ontario less than a year ago, but their new leader is from there. Elections Canada Office: Address: 1117 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON M3J 2P7 Copyright 2017-2020. You are looking at the daughter of immigrants who landed in St. James Town in the late '60s hoping to give their kids a chance. Comments are welcome while open. York Centre byelection a litmus test for safe voting in a pandemic. Election day is Monday, October 26, 2020. Evan Scrimshaw. If there is any possibility of a flip, it’s in York Centre. Like York Centre, Toronto Centre has a strong Liberal past and the byelection saw a slip in the party’s vote share. For more stories about the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success stories within the Black community — check out Being Black in Canada, a CBC project Black Canadians can be proud of. The by-election will take place on October 26th for Toronto Centre and York Centre. The federal Liberals have held onto the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday’s byelections, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. Voters in two Toronto ridings will head to the polls on Oct. 26 to choose new MPs. The Toronto Centre riding, which covers the heart of downtown Toronto, has been held by the Liberals since 1993. Ien said she has spoken to her family and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but not yet to Paul. Perhaps not in at least one riding. 2019 2017. York Centre (French: York-Centre) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1917 and since 1953.. As per the 2016 Census, 17.0% of York Centre residents are of Filipino ethnic origin and 16.0% belong to the Filipino visible minority, which are the highest such figures among all City of Toronto ridings. In York Centre, Liberal Party candidate Ya'ara Saks won with 45.7 cent of the vote, against 41.8 per cent for Conservative Party candidate Julius Tiangson after a very tight race. Chrystia Freeland shifted ridings, but went on to become Canada’s deputy prime minister. Voter turnout was higher than average for byelections: 25.6 per cent in York Centre and 30.9 per cent in Toronto Centre. Advanced polling days are Friday, October 16, 2020 to Monday, October 19, 2020. This riding is red all the way, and has been since 1993. That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. "I have to say to the young people, and I met a lot of them and a lot of them through these weeks who said: 'We don't see ourselves.' York Central Parliamentary constituency. more information Accept. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Elections Canada Office: Address: 1117 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, ON M3J 2P7 Bill Graham was a defence minister and briefly Leader of the Opposition. By-elections in two Toronto ridings – Toronto Centre and York Centre – are scheduled for October 26. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. Poll workers were instructed to wear masks and face shields and rubber gloves were supposed to be available. And here I stand. The Elections Canada offices in York Centre and Toronto Centre will open soon. OTTAWA -- Ontario voters in two electoral ridings will head to the polls on Oct. 26, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially called the byelections for Toronto Centre and York Centre. Ya'ara Saks is running as a Liberal in the York Centre by-election and is facing backlash after calling Israel "racist." CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. When candidate lists are announced, we will have those as well. Ien said late Monday the first issues she will focus on after taking office will be housing and homelessness. Maxime Bernier and his People's Party garnered 3.6 per cent of the votes in York Centre, which is in Toronto's north end. They are Toronto Centre and York Centre. Liberals will have an edge here even in years when their fortunes are bleak. In York Centre, some 6,306 people voted in advance, down from 9,881. Both ridings are considered Liberal strongholds. Voter turnout was higher than average for byelections: 25.6 per cent in York Centre and 30.9 per cent in Toronto Centre. YORK CENTRE IN 2019. 10. In York Centre, about 6,300 people voted in … Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Once elected, councillors are involved with setting policies that impact on their ward and across York. This one is all about the two 2020 Canadian federal by-elections taking place on October 26. York Centre was the 210th closest race out of all 338 ridings. Election day is Monday, October 26, 2020. The federal Liberals have held onto the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday's byelections, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. "These two byelections are the first federal election events we've been able to deliver under these pandemic conditions. Toronto Centre became vacant when Bill Morneau, former finance minister, resigned in August in the wake of the WE Charity scandal. Social Sharing. That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. Like Toronto Centre, this riding has a history of Liberals representing it, but there are two key differences. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. Second, their last Tory MP was much more recent: following the aforementioned disastrous 2011 federal election in which the Liberals were almost annihilated. Rachael Maskell. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader. (Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star) A byelection to fill York Centre’s soon-to-be-vacated seat will test whether Elections Canada can hold a safe vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. a. writs have been issued for a by-election in the electoral districts of toronto centre (ontario) and york centre (ontario) with polling day scheduled for 26 oct 20. b. inform all mbrs of their unit of their eligibility to vote and available methods to cast a ballot. For Robbins-Kanter, the other “interesting factor” in the byelections was that People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier — a longtime Quebec Conservative MP — chose to run in York Centre. "The people of Toronto Centre have given me a mandate," Ien told reporters. Canadian citizens in York Centre and Toronto Centre who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote. With files from Lorenda Reddekopp and The Canadian Press. In York Centre, about 6,300 people … Ien was most recently a co-host of the daytime talk show The Social on CTV. LAB Labour. Councillors take part in the decision making process through their involvement in: 1. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Trudeau called the byelections for Toronto Centre and York Centre in September. Maxime Bernier says a likely loss in his by-election race won’t deter him from pushing ahead with his new party. Published on Aug 7, 2020 4:35pm. Share this: Share 3 … The federal Liberals have held onto the ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday's byelections. All polling places were to have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Liberal candidates Marci Ien and Ya'ara Saks have won federal byelections in two Toronto ridings. There is a federal byelection underway in the ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre. 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