Federal Liberals hold onto Toronto Centre, York Centre in byelections


Marci Ien wins Toronto Centre, Ya’ara Saks wins York Centre The federal Liberals have held onto the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday’s byelections, according to final results from Elections Canada. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader. The NDP candidate, Brian Chang, placed third with 17 per cent, with 144 out of 144 polls reporting. In York Centre, Liberal Party candidate Ya’ara Saks won with 45.7 cent of the vote, against 41.8 per cent for Conservative Party candidate Julius Tiangson after a very tight race. The NDP’s Andrea Vásquez Jiménez placed third with 5.8 per cent, with 143 out of 143 polls reporting.

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