I will run articles on the Ontario election from time to time in case people are interested. This looks to be an interesting contest. Tory is taking a chance running in a difficult riding. This is from this blog.Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Ridings to watch in Ontario's election
The Liberals can lose no more than 15 of their current seats if they wish to retain their majority government status following the 2007 election. Ian Urquhart's newest column highlights some of the key races.
Of course, one of the most intense races will be Don Valley West, currently held by Liberal heavyweight Kathleen Wynne. She is being challenged by Conservative leader John Tory, who has been representing Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey, which he won in a by-election. However, he promised to run in Toronto in this year's election, and kicked his campaign off yesterday. His task is not an easy one, but neither in Wynne's task of retaining her seat.
"I knew it (Don Valley West) was a big challenge the minute I left Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey," Tory told reporters after yesterday's rally. "I knew I had a very formidable opponent and that I'd have to work hard."
Urquhart notes that, "Don Valley West is a swing riding that will probably follow the provincial trend. If the trend is toward the Liberals, Wynne will win it; if it is toward the Conservatives, Tory will emerge on top."
We'll see if Don Valley West serves as Ontario's swing-state.