However, in the last half hour, with just 15% of polls left to report in York Centre, there was a sudden leap of 500 votes for Ya’ara Saks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a fireside discussion with journalist Marci Ien at a Black History Month reception at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The Liberals gained more than three-per-cent support from 2015, while the Conservatives dropped nearly 7%: Star Newspapers Limited and/or its licensors. While the last few minutes had a slight Saks lead, it followed the general statistical dead-head trend. Liberal candidate Ya’ara Saks took the York Centre seat in a nail-biter, narrowly beating Conservative candidate Julius Tiangson by 3.9 points (45.7 per cent vs. 41.8 per cent of the vote). Votes will be held to fill vacancies in the previously Liberal-held ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre. York Centre was the 210th closest race out of all 338 ridings. The only party to have actually won — the Liberals — welcomed two incoming MPs from York Centre and Toronto Centre. GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 26, 2020 /CNW/ – Today is voting day for the federal by-elections in Toronto and York Centre. The governing Liberals successfully defended two of their historic strongholds in Canada’s biggest city in two federal byelections on Monday, fending off strong showings from their Conservative and Green challengers. GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 14, 2020. Voter turnout was 61.7%. The Jewish Conservative community was enraged that the Liberals chose a Jewish candidate who openly criticized the State of Israel in the past, especially in regard to Zionism and in the context of Jewish-Palestinian relations. York Centre (French: York-Centre) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1917 and since 1953.. As per the 2016 Census, 17.0% of York Centre residents are of Filipino ethnic origin and 16.0% belong to the Filipino visible minority, which are the highest such figures among all City of Toronto ridings. Since that lead, Tiangson lost a little more ground, as the last 21 polls that were reported increased the Saks lead from 503 to 701. The entire city remains Liberal red, as it … This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2020. Reading Time: 4 minutes By Reedah Hayder. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced both by-elections on Friday September 18, along with Liberal candidates for each riding. 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York Centre By-election – October 26, 2020. by The Canadian Press. The federal Liberals have held on to the Ontario ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre in Monday's byelections, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. It is also expected that members of the Filipino community will also support this letter and sign in solidarity with their Jewish counterparts. And can you please tell us which were the last 25 polls to be reported? If you'll be away during advanced polls or on election day, which is on October 26, you can vote by mail or in person at an Election Canada office. York Centre By-Election The by-election in York Centre is as a result of the resignation of Michael Levitt, a Liberal first elected in 2015. At around 11:50 pm, five new polls reported their results and added 1,939 votes. The letter is as follows. But the contest was closer than in recent elections because of a strong showing from Annamie Paul, the newly-elected Green Leader who ran in Toronto Centre for the second time and substantially increased her share of the vote. The byelection campaigns began in September as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic washed over the city, pushing infections to record highs in Ontario in recent weeks. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2020. For the complete list of candidates in Toronto Centre, a position formerly held by Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who stepped down, visit electionscanada.ca . Temperatures went back up and so did the cases in Ontario; Quebec is on Red Alert. “Congratulations to @MarciIen for her win in #TorCen and to all the candidates, @CanadianGreens are thereto support Marci’s effort to help residents,” said Paul in a tweet. For some in the community, they may view their fellow Filipinos’ suspicions as being paranoid, or at worst, being a sore loser, considering how close we were to nominating a Filipino-Canadian to Parliament, which would have been a historic watershed moment for the Filipino-Canadian community, especially the more than 350,000 Filipinos in Ontario who have failed to get a fellow Filipino-Canadian elected into the Canadian House of Commons or the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Toronto For Robbins-Kanter, the other “interesting factor” in the byelections was the People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier — a longtime Quebec Conservative MP — chose to run in York Centre. In York Centre, about 6,300 people … Candidates and results. The Tiangson campaign conceded in the morning after, thanking everyone for their supports and efforts. The UK is split into constituencies, and each constituency votes for an MP to represent them, using the 'first past the post' system. October 27th 2020 to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about York Outer The last general election was held on 12 December 2019; see details of the December 2019 Parliamentary Election resul… There are two parliamentary constituenciesfor City of York Council: 1. At around 11:45 pm, the Tiangson campaign was ahead by 41 votes – still a statistical dead-heat. As of the time of writing, some in the Jewish Conservative community, with the support of their Filipino Conservative community, are planning to draft a letter. Note: Candidates' names are as registered with Elections Canada. Michael Levitt (Liberal) won with 50.2% support — and a 13.5% margin of victory over Conservative runner-up Rachel Willson. According to Elections Canada, the earliest date that the Toronto Centre byelection can be held is Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Such is what the Filipino community leaders and volunteers who supported and volunteered their tremendous efforts and prayers did on the hours and days after the October 26, 2020 byelection in York Centre, a byelection that was very close, and that only separated the winner and 2nd place by 701 votes. Trudeau had also defended his decision to call the byelections during COVID-19’s second wave, stating on Oct. 9, “every Canadian deserves to have someone out there fighting for them, particularly in this pandemic.”. Television host Marci Ien carried the riding of Toronto Centre for the Liberals and will become the latest MP for the party in a riding that has reliably elected Liberals since 1993. The seat was held for the liberals by businesswoman Ya'ara Saks, albeit on a much reduced majority. She has worked at Mastro’s Ristorante on Wilson Avenue since it … To order copies of On the evening of Oct. 26, we watched in realtime the election night returns for the York Centre by-election. In York Centre… With 14,309 votes counted, only one vote separated Julius Tiangson and Ya’ara Saks, with Tiangson having 6,240 and Saks with 6,239. Voter turnout was … The situation prompted Paul — who was elected less than four weeks ago as Green leader — to argue it was too dangerous to hold the byelections and call for them to be postponed. Morneau resigned as MP for Toronto Centre in August, shortly before Michael Levitt — the incumbent Liberal in York Centre — stepped down to run a human rights organization. As to the questions that some concerned citizens in the Filipino and Jewish communities had, the Tiangson campaign and the Conservative Party had no comments and accept the result as reported by Elections Canada. permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com. rights reserved. Voting in two federal byelections is underway in Toronto Centre and York Centre. There is a federal byelection underway in the ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre Advanced voting takes place between Oct. 16 and 19th Election Day is Oct. 26th. Elections Canada taking coronavirus precautions for Toronto Centre, York Centre byelections By Nick Westoll Global News Posted October 23, 2020 3:06 pm This included Liberal condemnation of the Conservative candidate in York Centre, over a post on Twitter in August in which he commented on the racial identity of U.S. vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. CANELECTGEN 005/20, message on the official list of candidates running on the Federal By-Election in the Fed Electoral District of Toronto-Centre (Ontario) and York-Centre (Ontario) that will occur on 24 October 2020. Such was the case from when the first returns were reported, to around 11:30 pm. However, through common acquaintances, the Filipino and Jewish Conservatives found out that their communities were asking the same question. These five polls in question showed a distinctively different trend when compared to the rest of the polls that were reported prior. OTTAWA—A federal byelection nail-biter between the Liberals and Conservatives was playing out late Monday night in North York, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s party was set to successfully defend another perceived stronghold in downtown Toronto. All View link » comments Leave a comment; The Elections Canada website showed that there were, on average, only 50 votes or less that divided the 2 leading candidates during the vast majority of the counting. Some have explained it as possible mail-in ballots being counted. The controversy also involved Morneau, who repaid WE more than $40,000 this summer for foreign trips his family took with the charity in 2017. Newspapers Limited, One Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E6. The other byelection contest in York Centre was even closer. But throughout the campaigns, the federal elections agency maintained it was able to hold elections during the pandemic by implementing safety measures like capacity limits and physical distancing at polling stations, where workers were supplied with masks, face shields, gloves and sanitizer, and voters marked their ballots with single-use pencils. October 26, 2020 by-elections Scheduling. Neither candidate stepped down, and Ien stated at the time she regrets “the impression” left by her comment. Saks finally pulled ahead by just over 700 votes with 45.7 per cent vs. 41.8 per cent for Tiangson. Canadian elections are considered in the eyes of the world as a paragon and example of electoral transparency and cleanliness, even compared to the elections in the United States. By law, Elections Canada would have needed to declare it “impracticable” to run the elections in order for Trudeau to suspend the votes for a maximum of three months. That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. On Oct. 26, a by-election will be held by Elections Canada in Toronto Centre and York Centre—the first vote to be organized since the pandemic started. Dear [Official in Elections Canada, name redacted]. The votes Monday marked the first time voters anywhere in Canada had to cast ballots in a federal election since Canada was swamped by the COVID-19 pandemic early this year. They were in a statistical dead-heat, with news outlets declaring the race as “too close to call” as they reported the by-election in the late evening news. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Fortress Toronto cracked Monday. Election day is Monday, October 26, 2020. By Staff Global News Posted September 22, 2019 10:30 pm . During last fall’s general election, the Liberals took Toronto Centre with just over 57 per cent of the vote. Many Filipinos who were watching the results started to look and parse at their phone screenshots of the results, and shared their screenshots with other Filipinos, puzzled by the same question. Ontario voters in two electoral ridings will head to the polls on Oct. 26, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially called the byelections for Toronto Centre and York Centre. Strange enough that it was being called a “statistical anomaly” within the Jewish and Filipino Conservative Community circles in and around York Centre. Paul, meanwhile, soared to second with almost 33 per cent of the vote — more than quadrupling the meagre seven per cent she garnered for the Green Party in Toronto Centre during the 2019 general election. For the whole night, from the time that the polls closed at 9:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, to the final official tally and the winner declared after midnight, the Conservative Candidate, Filipino-Canadian Julius Tiangson and the Liberal Candidate, Ya’ara Saks, were running neck-and-neck, trading the lead back and forth. For the Filipino community, their concerns are a natural instinct, as elections in our homeland are certainly not as clean as elections in Canada. While election day is officially on Oct. October 16, 2020 Betel Centre. When asked what her nexts steps were, Ien talked about the importance of working to protect the most vulnerable during the pandemic, she says she’s looking forward to “Getting sworn in, rolling up my sleeves and serving the residents of Toronto Centre.”. Liberals defend Fortress Toronto despite surprise nail-biter with Conservatives in York Centre and strong showing from Green Leader Annamie Paul in Toronto Centre … At around 11:30 pm, with 121 of 143 polls reported (around 85%), it was almost a literal tie. Our view of York Centre is pretty clear – it was a bad result for the Liberals and a good one for the Conservatives, but it was not the kind of result that one radically changes one’s priors for. TORONTO, Canada – There are always rumblings in the losing side of anything, whether it be sports, beauty pageants, and elections. Kindly acknowledge receipt of this request, and, due to the pressing nature of this issue, please address our query within 14 days of this letter’s date. But usually, even the mail-in ballots statistically and generally should follow the general trend of the overall vote. Of the 2020 Canadian federal by-elections, this is the more competitive, but will it be competitive? Here is what residents in these centres need to know. It was extremely low turnout, 8 days before the US election, and very much overshadowed by events. Toronto Star articles, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com, The Toronto Star and thestar.com, each property of Toronto Star They analyzed the data that Elections Canada presented as Elections Canada reported the results of the polls in real-time via their website. A by-election was held in the federal riding of York Centre in Ontario on October 26, 2020 following the resignation of incumbent Liberal MP Michael Levitt after 5 years in Parliament. Last Updated Oct 27, 2020 at 5:36 am EST In the months since, Trudeau’s Liberal government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on special programs to support people and businesses, barred foreign tourists from Canada, and overseen efforts to buy up much-needed medical gear and coronavirus vaccine candidates. You can also do this method if you don't feel safe going out to polling stations. Jacob Robbins-Kanter, a PhD candidate in political studies at Queen’s University, said the ongoing drama of the WE controversy puts the Liberals in a “challenging spot,” even if he expected Monday afternoon the party would win in both Toronto ridings. The York Centre byelection must be called before March 1, 2021 — six months after Levitt’s last day. But it didn’t break. Sources within the Tiangson campaign have indicated that this after-election meeting is to occur as per normal practice, but no other details have been provided). Published Monday, October 26, 2020 8:44AM EDT ... That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. Voter turnout was higher than average for byelections: 25.6 per cent in York Centre and 30.9 per cent in Toronto Centre. Still, Liberal candidate Ya’ara Saks ended up narrowly besting Conservative Julius Tiangson, after a nerve-racking few hours in which the lead alternated repeatedly between the Liberals and the Conservatives. (She won by about 700 votes). For the whole night, from the time that the polls closed at 9:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, to the final official tally and the winner declared after midnight, the Conservative Candidate, Filipino-Canadian Julius Tiangson and the Liberal Candidate, Ya’ara Saks, were running neck-and-neck, trading the lead back and forth. Then something strange happened. Advanced polling days are Friday, October 16, 2020 to Monday, October 19, 2020. The Devil and Her Advocate, or Dumb and Dumber? Former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned as Toronto Centre’s MP this past August, and Liberal Michael Levitt stepped down as the MP for York Centre in September, which required the calling of byelections in those two ridings.. presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution A general election is used to vote for Members of Parliament (MP) to represent York in the House of Commons, at the UK Parliament in Westminster, London. The writers of this letter in the Jewish community have requested their privacy be respected, and we have redacted any names. The NDP dropped four points in York Centre to less than six per cent of the vote, while the Greens dropped almost one point to 2.6 per cent. † = Not seeking re-election ‡ = Running for re-election in different riding ... York Centre: Michael Levitt 21,680 50.20%: Rachel Willson 15,852 36.71%: Andrea Vásquez Jiménez 4,251 9.84%: Rebecca Wood Periodico has received an early draft of this letter intended to be sent to Elections Canada, which is most likely to change in content and will not be the final draft. He was set to be roundly defeated Monday, garnering about 4 per cent of the vote as of press time. Like York Centre, Toronto Centre has a strong Liberal past and the byelection saw a slip in the party’s vote share. Annamie Paul, the newly elected leader of the Green Party and Green candidate for Toronto Centre, called on the government to delay the by-elections, citing increased restrictions on movement and activity in … For the Toronto by-election in 2020, people in both York Centre and Toronto Centre are heading to the polls but the deadline to vote by mail is fast approaching. The losing side also analyzes what went wrong, and why they lost. ... 2020 timer 1 min. Around 20 minutes after midnight, the official results were reported and Ya’ara Saks, the Liberal candidate, was declared the winner. These five polls were what gave the electoral victory to the Liberals. The NDP dropped four points in York Centre to less than six per cent of the vote, while the Greens dropped almost one point to 2.6 per cent. Elections Canada Office: Address: 1117 Finch Avenue … The NDP share of the vote dropped five points to 17 per cent and the Conservative vote share was cut in half to less than six per cent. But the polls reported at 11:51 were so strangely different from the rest of the polls that many Filipinos started to wonder how to explain this sudden batch of Saks votes that arrived at the opportune time. Of those 1,939 votes freshly reported, 1,087 were attributed to Saks, and only 543 were attributed to Tiangson. Posted Oct 26, 2020 11:10 pm EST. GATINEAU, QC, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW/ -. More than two hours after polls closed in the federal riding of York Centre, the result was much too close … “In addition to the unpredictability of the pandemic, (there are) lingering issues they are dealing with around the WE Charity scandal, the uncertain economic outlook, and the fact that they’re in a minority situation,” Robbins-Kanter said. York Centre By-Election Shows Why O’Toole Is In Trouble by Evan Scrimshaw | Aug 25, 2020 | Uncategorized | 3 comments On September 1st Michael Levitt will resign from his job as the Liberal MP in York Centre to take a job as head of one of Canada’s leading Jewish rights and advocacy groups, causing the first vacancy of the Parliament. In the latter stage of the campaign, the Liberals and Conservatives called for opposing candidates to drop out of their respective races over past posts on social media. The Conservatives responded by unearthing a tweet by Ien from 2011, where she said a conspiracy theory about 9/11 “really makes you think.”. Periodico will keep the community updated on the progress in the request. Given how close the race was for 85% of the polls, and given the overall low turnout for the by-election, this peculiarity has led us to ask: under what circumstances could all of these votes appear in the very last moments of the counting? The NDP dropped four points in York Centre to less than six per cent of the vote, while the Greens dropped almost one point to 2.6 per cent. The Elections Canada website showed that there were, on average, only 50 votes or less that divided the 2 leading candidates during the vast majority of the counting. Dear [Official in Elections Canada, name redacted], On the evening of Oct. 26, we watched in realtime the election night returns for the York Centre by-election. Republication or distribution of this content is READ MORE: York Centre byelection a … Both ridings have decades-long histories of electing Liberals and have been held by the party since 2015. Updated October 23, 2020 1:55 pm. Voter turnout was higher than average for byelections: 25.6 per cent in York Centre and 30.9 per cent in Toronto Centre. On Monday, with all 144 polls reporting, Ien took 42 per cent of the Toronto Centre vote — a significant 15-point drop from the result garnered last fall by former finance minister Bill Morneau, who resigned abruptly in August amid reports of tensions with Trudeau over massive spending on pandemic relief measures and the fallout from the WE Charity affair. Canada election results: York Centre. To order The byelections also come in the wake of the WE Charity controversy, amid accusations of government corruption from the Opposition over how the Liberals outsourced a $544-million funding agreement to the organization that has paid tens of thousands of dollars in speaking fees and expenses to members of the prime minister’s family — including his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. 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