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GTA to be hotly contested in election, ‘decides whether governments are minorities or majorities’

By Mike Lapointe      

Voters in the Greater Toronto Area prioritize issues that expose fundamental differences between the two main parties right now, says one political science professor.

Liberal candidate and Minister for Democratic Institutions Karina Gould pictured with campaign volunteers on Sept. 18 in Burlington, Ont. Photograph courtesy of Twitter

Political strategists, professors, and candidates agree that voters in the Greater Toronto Area will play a critical role in deciding who will form the next government, with one pollster saying the recent blackface controversy enveloping Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could potentially suppress the Liberal Party’s vote in the upcoming election and lose them some crucial ridings.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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