September 8, 2015 9:51 am
Updated: August 5, 2016 8:22 pm

Federal Election 2015: Scarborough-Rouge Park riding results

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Summary: This is a new riding for 2015. There is no incumbent offering here. Based on how voters here cast their ballots in 2011, this looked like a three-way race, but on September 7 the Conservatives dropped candidate Jerry Bance, after he was reportedly caught on camera in 2012 urinating into a coffee cup while on an appliance repair call. That left the party with a late search for a new candidate.

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Boundaries: This riding was created by combing pieces of three others. It includes the eastern portion of what used to be Scarborough-Rouge River, along with the Scarborough portion of the former Pickering-Scarborough East, and part of Scarborough-Guildwood. It stretches from the York region, all the way south to Lake Ontario.

Last Election: In 2011, voters within the boundaries of this new riding voted 34.8 per cent Liberal, 31.6 per cent Conservative, and 31.0 per cent NDP.

History: The three former ridings that make up this new riding all had a history of electing Liberals, until 2011 when they elected one Liberal, one NDP and one Conservative.

Candidates

Conservative:  Leslyn Lewis, lawyer

NDP: Rev. Kantharatnam Shanthikumar, priest

Liberal: Gary Anandasangaree, lawyer

Green: Calvin Winter, web developer and artist

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