We reserve the right to close comments at any time. York Centre is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1904 to 1917 and since 1953. For Robbins-Kanter, the other “interesting factor” in the byelections was that People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier — a longtime Quebec Conservative MP — chose to run in York Centre. Ya'ara Saks is running as a Liberal in the York Centre by-election and is facing backlash after calling Israel "racist." People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said he's considering running in one of the upcoming Toronto-area byelections. Morneau resigned as MP for Toronto Centre in August, shortly before Michael Levitt — the incumbent Liberal in York Centre — stepped down to run a human rights organization. The Toronto Centre riding, which covers the heart of downtown Toronto, has been held by the Liberals since 1993. A by-election was held in the federal riding of York Centre in Ontario on October 26, 2020 following the resignation of incumbent Liberal MP Michael Levitt after 5 years in Parliament. The York Centre byelection must be called before March 1, 2021 — six months after Levitt’s last day. Less than 60 votes separated Tiangson from Liberal candidate Ya’ara Saks, with 115 of 143 polls reporting. Yesterday, Ien took 42 per cent of the Toronto Centre vote — a15-point drop. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. My parents live in York Centre. We have Special Teams for Politics, Finance, Education, Science, Tech and for many other domains, for providing you News in them. Canadian citizens in York Centre and Toronto Centre who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote. If you'll be away during advanced polls or on election day, which is on October 26, you can vote by mail or in person at an Election Canada office. Though on-campus voting does not occur in byelections, Gauthier said Elections Canada is planning to eliminate on-campus voting for the general election due to the large number of post-secondary institutions moving their courses online. By law, Elections Canada would have needed to declare it “impracticable” to run the elections in order for Trudeau to suspend the votes for a maximum of three months. NDP candidate Andrea Vásquez Jiménez previously ran for the seat in the 2019 election. Of the 2020 Canadian federal by-elections, this is the more competitive, but will it be competitive? Call for help from fellow Conservatives in the Toronto Riding of YORK-CENTRE – Volunteers needed for Oct 26th By-Election! 10. Canadian citizens in York Centre and Toronto Centre who are at least 18 years old on election day are eligible to vote. 3. maps for the elctoral districts may be found at the following links: Voters in two Toronto ridings will head to the polls next month to choose a new MP. GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 25, 2020 /CNW/ - . Headline titles should be changed only when the original headline is unclear. Voting in two federal byelections is underway in Toronto Centre and York Centre. He was set to be roundly defeated Monday, garnering about 4 per cent of the vote as of press time. Global News has declared Liberal incumbent Michael Levitt winner in the riding of York Centre. a. writs have been issued for a by-election in the electoral districts of toronto centre (ontario) and york centre (ontario) with polling day scheduled for 26 oct 20. b. inform all mbrs of their unit of their eligibility to vote and available methods to cast a ballot. Former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned as Toronto Centre’s MP this … Member Bio Joined Apr 22, 2007 In York Centre, about 6,300 people voted in … Green Party of Canada leadership candidate Annamie Paul told CBC News she's interested in running in the byelection. A short notice from the Prime Minister’s Office says the votes in York Centre and Toronto Centre will take place on Oct. 26. The Liberals gained more than three-per-cent support from 2015, while the Conservatives dropped nearly 7%: The Liberals currently hold both seats. OTTAWA—A federal byelection nail-biter between the Liberals and Conservatives was playing out late Monday night in North York, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s party was set to successfully defend another perceived stronghold in downtown Toronto. In York Centre, Liberal Party candidate Ya'ara Saks won with 45.7 cent of the vote, against 41.8 per cent for Conservative Party candidate Julius Tiangson after a very tight race. Mark Adler held the seat under Harper between 2011 and 2015. The York Centre byelection must be called before March 1, 2021 — six months after Levitt’s last day. He has been elected 3 times in Durham (2012 by- election, 2015 and 2019). The Elections Canada offices in York Centre and Toronto Centre will open soon. Jacob Robbins-Kanter, a PhD candidate in political studies at Queen’s University, said the ongoing drama of the WE controversy puts the Liberals in a “challenging spot,” even if he expected Monday afternoon that the party would win in both Toronto ridings. October 16, 2020 Betel Centre. The by-election will take place on October 26th for Toronto Centre and York Centre. During last fall’s general election, the Liberals took Toronto Centre with just over 57 per cent of the vote, York Centre with just over 50 per cent. That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. Two federal byelections were called in Toronto following the resignations of former Liberal MP Michael Levitt in York Centre and former finance minister Bill Morneau in Toronto Centre… The election result remains unofficial until the Chief Electoral Officer has confirmed the name of … A by-election was held on Monday, October 26, 2020. You can also do this method if you don't feel safe going out to polling stations. If Liberals are able to line up a star candidate in York Centre, it will be something of a throwback to the 2004 federal election that saw NHL legend Ken … A general election is used to vote for Members of Parliament (MP) to represent York in the House of Commons, at the UK Parliament in Westminster, London. Maxime Bernier says a likely loss in his by-election race won’t deter him from pushing ahead with his new party. Broadcaster Marci Ien to run for the Liberals in Bill Morneau's old riding, Toronto Liberal MP resigns to helm Jewish human rights organization, Federal election during pandemic could turn to 2-day weekend voting: Elections Canada, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. MEET JULIUS. That compares to more than 13,000 who made use of advanced polls in the riding in the general election last year. 2. as previously announced at ref, writs ordering federal by-elections in the electoral districts of toronto centre (ontario)and york centre (ontario) were issued on 18 sep 20. polling day is scheduled for 26 oct 20. Saks captured almost 46 per cent, a four-point drop. Just the Pure Live Vote Counts in Toronto Centre and York Centre, no Commentary. There is a federal byelection underway in the ridings of Toronto Centre and York Centre Advanced voting takes place between Oct. 16 and 19th Election Day is Oct. 26th. Both ridings have decades-long histories of reliably electing Liberals and have been held by the party since 2015. A byelection to fill York Centre’s soon-to-be-vacated seat will test whether Elections Canada can hold a safe vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. Former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned as Toronto Centre’s MP this … OTTAWA—A federal byelection nail-biter between the Liberals and Conservatives was playing out late Monday night in North York, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s party was set to successfully defend another perceived stronghold in downtown Toronto. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. A by-election was held in the federal riding of York Centre in Ontario on October 26, 2020 following the resignation of incumbent Liberal MP Michael Levitt after 5 years in Parliament. The by-election will take place on October 26th for Toronto Centre and York Centre. Like York Centre, Toronto Centre has a strong Liberal past and the byelection saw a slip in the party’s vote share. As iPolitics first reported on Tuesday, Liberal Michael Levitt will step aside as MP on Sept. 1, setting the stage for a fall or winter byelection in the Toronto-area riding. The Conservatives responded by unearthing a tweet by Ien from 2011, where she said a conspiracy theory about 9/11 “really makes you think.”. As per the 2016 Census, 17.0% of York Centre residents are of Filipino ethnic origin and 16.0% belong to the Filipino visible minority, which are the highest such figures among all City of Toronto ridings. In York Centre, some 6,306 people voted in advance, down from 9,881. The controversy also involved Morneau, who repaid WE more than $40,000 this summer for foreign trips his family took with the charity in 2017. The York Centre by-election is on October 26th and was called due to Liberal MP Michael Levitt resigning the seat to be the CEO of Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. York Centre was the 210th closest race out of all 338 ridings. YORK-CENTRE. Two by-elections were held on October 26, 2020 due to the resignation of Finance Minister Bill Morneau (Liberal, Toronto Centre) on August 17, 2020 to run for Secretary-General of the OECD, and the resignation of Michael Levitt (Liberal, York Centre) effective September 1, 2020 to become the President and CEO of the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust … The votes Monday marked the first time voters anywhere in Canada had to cast ballots in a federal election since Canada was swamped by the COVID-19 pandemic early this year. Like York Centre, Toronto Centre has a strong Liberal past and the byelection saw a slip in the party’s vote share. While election day is officially on Oct. Meanwhile, in Toronto Centre, Liberal candidate and television host Marci Ien was on pace to win former Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s old seat in the House of Commons. While the independent agency has been looking at changes to how elections work — including a two-day weekend voting period instead of the traditional one-day Monday vote — spokesperson Natasha Gauthier told CBC News the byelection call came too soon for Parliament to tweak the Canada Elections Act. Voters in two Toronto ridings will head to the polls on Oct. 26 to choose new MPs. Parliamentary or 'general' elections. “In addition to the unpredictability of the pandemic, (there are) lingering issues they are dealing with around the WE Charity scandal, the uncertain economic outlook, and the fact that they’re in a minority situation,” Robbins-Kanter said. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced byelections for Toronto Centre — the riding held by former finance minister Bill Morneau until his resignation last month — and York Centre… Audience Relations, CBC P.O. The Conservatives have not yet responded to CBC's request. Former finance minister Bill Morneau resigned as Toronto Centre’s MP this past August, and Liberal Michael Levitt stepped down as the MP for York Centre in September, which required the calling of byelections in those two ridings.. 10. There are two by-elections currently underway in the Toronto ridings of York Centre and Toronto Centre. The situation prompted Paul — who was elected less than four weeks ago as Green leader — to argue it was too dangerous to hold the byelections and call for them to be postponed. Ya’ara Saks is a long-time community advocate with a proven commitment to making life better for families in York Centre and Bathurst Manor. READ MORE: York Centre byelection a litmus test for safe voting in a pandemic. There are two parliamentary constituencies for City of York Council: claims) and a different one for the goyim. The NDP dropped four points in York Centre to less than six per cent of the vote, while the Greens dropped almost one point to 2.6 per cent. As iPolitics first reported on Tuesday, Liberal Michael Levitt will step aside as MP on Sept. 1, setting the stage for a fall or winter byelection in the Toronto-area riding. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced byelections for Toronto Centre — the riding held by former finance minister Bill Morneau until his resignation last month — and York Centre, vacant since Liberal backbencher Michael Levitt left to take a job with a Jewish human rights organization, for Oct. 26. The NDP said it has not nominated candidates for the two byelections yet. Election day is Monday, October 26, 2020. “I'm more worried about my freedom”: PPC leader Maxime Bernier on COVID-19, economy and York Centre by-election You never know who you’ll bump into at a #YahooNation protest... and such was the case last Saturday when the leader of the People’s Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier, made an appearance at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. It was held on the same day as the by-election in nearby Toronto Centre JasonParis Moderator. Those wanting to vote by mail-in ballot still have to apply by the Tuesday before byelection day and must make sure their vote gets in on time. Public school supporters in York Region are eligible to vote for the position of Trustee in the York Region District School Board. PC MPP Roman Baber currently holds the seat provincially. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. By-elections in two Toronto ridings – Toronto Centre and York Centre – are scheduled for October 26. Election day is Monday, October 26, 2020. In Toronto Centre, an estimated 7,960 people voted in advance polls, down from 13,140 in last federal election. Candidates. If you'll be away during advanced polls or on election day, which is on October 26, you can vote by mail or in person at an Election Canada office. October 16, 2020 Betel Centre. York Centre By-election – October 26, 2020. In Toronto Centre, Liberal Party candidate Marci Ien, a journalist, won with 42 per cent of the vote, against 32.7 per cent for Annamie Paul, Green Party candidate and leader. Ya'ara Saks is running as a Liberal in the York Centre by-election and is facing backlash after calling Israel "racist." Help from fellow Conservatives in the byelection saw a slip in the Party since 2015 were... 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