Liberals eyeing Eglinton-Lawrence, riding Finance minister says has ‘symbolic value’

Joe Oliver said, ‘I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be away from my constituency when we’re in the middle of a big battle here. This is a swing riding.’

Finance Minister Joe Oliver won in Eglinton-Lawrence, Ont. with 46.8 per cent in 2011. Liberal candidate Marco Mendicino, pictured last week at a seniors’ residence, and NDP candidate Andrew Thompson, a former Saskatchewan finance minister, are running hard against Mr. Oliver. According to Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, of the riding’s 111,000 residents, 10,465 are of Italian origin and 24,405 are Jewish.The Hill Times photographs by Mark Burgess

By Mark Burgess

PUBLISHED :Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 2:44 PM

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