Marco Mendicino defeats Joe Oliver to win Eglinton-Lawrence riding for Liberals
Marco Mendicino has won the hotly-contested riding of Eglinton-Lawrence over Conservative MP Joe Oliver.
Mendicino won in a key riding for the Liberals over the former federal finance minister.
In 2011, Oliver defeated longtime Liberal MP Joe Volpe by 8.4 per cent to win the riding, after losing to Volpe in 2008. Volpe served as MP from 1988 to 2011.
But Mendicino, a lawyer who defeated former Conservative MP Eve Adams for the party’s nomination, defeated the veteran MP on Monday night.
Before Oliver’s win in 2011, Eglinton-Lawrence had exclusively elected the Liberals since its inception in the 1979 election.
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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