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Canada election results: Etobicoke Centre

Global News is projecting Liberal MP Yvan Baker has been re-elected for another term in the riding of Etobicoke Centre.

The Etobicoke Centre riding is part of the city of Toronto and its rough boundaries consist of Etobicoke Creek, Eglinton Avenue West and Martin Grove Road to the west, Dixon Road to the north, the Humber River and Dundas Street West to the east and Bloor Street West to the south.

Immigrants make up 38 per cent of this riding’s population, with large groups from Poland, Ukraine and the Philippines, according to the 2016 census. Close to 63 per cent of this riding has some sort of post-secondary education.

The Liberal Party’s Yvan Baker won this riding’s seat in the 2019 election, beating Conservative candidate Ted Opitz by 10,996 votes.

Opitz faced controversy when he was re-elected by a mere 26 votes in 2011, beating out Liberal incumbent Borys Wrzesnewsky. The Ontario Superior Court declared the riding’s results to be null and void due to suspected clerical errors with some of the votes.

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However, Opitz filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada and won, which allowed him to retain his seat until he was defeated by Wrzesnewskyj in the 2015 election.

Candidates

Liberal Party: Yvan Baker (incumbent)

Conservative Party: Geoffrey Turner

NDP: Ashley Da Silva

People’s Party of Canada: Maurice Cormier

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