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Buoyed Conservatives and New Democrats claim there’s ‘not a riding in Ontario that’s beyond’ their reach federally in 2019

By Abbas Rana, Neil Moss      

The Progressive Conservatives won 40 seats and the NDP 19 seats in the June 7 provincial election that were held by the provincial Liberals previously.

Conservative MP Peter Kent, and NDP strategist Brad Lavigne say that they will target the ridings in the 2019 federal election that the PCs and NDP stole from the Liberals provincially in the June 7 election. But, Liberal MPa Ali Ehsassi and Jean Yip says they are not taking anything for granted and are working hard to get re-elected in their ridings again in 2019. The Hill Times file photographs and Twitter

Buoyed by significant gains made in Ontario’s provincial election on June 7, the federal Conservatives and NDP say they can replicate the electoral performance in next year’s general election by targeting the same ridings they won from the Liberals and that there’s “no federal riding in Ontario that’s beyond” their reach anymore. Others say the new provincial seats offer a next tier for the NDP and the Conservatives to target federally in the province in the next election.

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