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A dozen ridings obvious targets for Conservatives as they seek to reclaim Liberal territory in Ontario next year

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The Conservatives are focused on candidate recruitment, strategists say. Scandals derailed multiple nominees in 2015.  

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is still an unknown quantity to about half of Ontarians, one pollster says, but his party has a chance to scoop up numerous Liberal ridings in the province in the next election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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The federal Conservatives are well-positioned to make gains in Canada’s largest province in the next election, and a dozen Liberal ridings in Ontario may as well be painted with bullseyes. Those include Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, held by Leona Alleslev; Newmarket-Aurora, held by Kyle Peterson; Richmond Hill, held by Majid Jowhari; King-Vaughan, held by Deb Schulte; Vaughan-Woodbridge, held by Francesco Sorbara; Cambridge, held by Bryan May; Burlington, held by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould; Oakville North-Burlington, held by Pam

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