May 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Ontario election 2014: Eglinton-Lawrence riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Eglinton-Lawrence.

Candidates

Liberals: Mike Colle
Progressive Conservatives: Robin Martin
NDP: Thomas Gallezot
Green:  Lucas McCann

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.19.33 AMThe riding is bordered by Highway 401 to the north, Yonge Street to the east, Eglinton Avenue to the south and the CN rail line to the west.

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History

Mike Colle has held the riding since it was created before the 1999 election but was first elected in 1995 in the defunct riding of Oakwood. His closest challenger came in 2007, when he defeated the PC candidate by only 2,000 votes, but has otherwise won with comfortable margins.

By the numbers

The second most common language is Tagalog, with 5.14 per cent of people listing it as their mother tongue in the 2011 census.

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Riding in a tweet

Eglinton-Lawrence is a 416 riding the PCs would like to pick up, but would need a lot of things to go their way in order to do so.

Poll-level results, 2011: Eglinton-Lawrence »

Poll-level results, 2011: Eglinton-Lawrence

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