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Election 2019

Fifty-seven racially diverse ‘swing’ ridings ‘critical’ in election outcome, say MPs and political players

By Abbas Rana      

'Every pollster, any campaign strategist, everybody is watching the same thing which is how those ridings go,’ says Ipsos Public Affairs CEO Darrell Bricker.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, top left, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree, Small Business Minister Mary Ng, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, Conservative MP Bob Saroya, above left, NDP MP Peter Julian, Liberal MP Jean Yip, Liberal MP Omar Alghabra, Conservative MP Alice Wong, Liberal MP Salma Zahid, and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, represent and are seeking re-election in ridings that have a visible minority population of 40 per cent or more. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

With the Oct. 21 election expected to be a nail-biter, 57 racially diverse swing ridings across the country are expected to play a “critical” role in deciding who wins the next election, say MPs and top political players.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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