September 8, 2015 7:54 am
Updated: August 5, 2016 8:52 pm

Federal Election 2015: Eglinton-Lawrence riding results

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Summary: It’s the battle of the finance ministers in Eglinton-Lawrence, a wealthy riding in northern Toronto that all three main parties have eyes on this election.

Boundaries: The 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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Last Election: Joe Oliver defeated longtime Liberal MP Joe Volpe by 8.4 per cent to win, after losing to Volpe in 2008.

History: Since it was created prior to the 1979 election, Eglinton-Lawrence had exclusively elected the Liberals prior to Oliver’s win. Volpe served as MP from 1988 to 2011.

Demographics: Average income in this riding as of the 2011 National Household Survey is $66,698, fifth highest in Ontario and eighth highest in the country. 21.6 per cent of people identified as Jewish, the second highest figure in Ontario.

Candidates

Conservative: Joe Oliver, Finance Minister and MP since 2011

NDP: Andrew Thomson, former Saskatchewan Finance Minister and MLA from 1995 to 2007

Liberal: Marco Mendicino, lawyer who defeated former Conservative MP Eve Adams for the party’s nomination

Green: Matthew Chisholm

Libertarian: Ethan Buchman 

Animal Alliance Environment Voters: Randy Brunell Solomonovici

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