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BEACHES—EAST YORK
 

Who's running 
Arthur Potts (Liberal), Sarah Mallo (PC), Rima Berns-McGown (NDP), Debra Scott (Green), Thomas Armstrong (Libertarian), Joe Ring (NOTA)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 40%, NDP - 39%, PC - 14%, Green - 5%, Libertarian - 1.22%, Freedom - 0.37%


The NDP recently nominated Rima Berns-McGown in a riding that long-time incumbent Michael Prue lost by a little less than 500 votes in 2014. That was to Liberal Arthur Potts, who relied on personal popularity – and the fact that Prue was on the outs with NDP leader Andrea Horwath – to win a seat the NDP had held since the Bob Rae days.

DAVENPORT
 

Who's running 
Marit Stiles (NDP), Nancy Ghuman (Green), Nunzio Venuto (Libertarian)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 45%, NDP - 40%, PC - 7%, Green - 5%, Libertarian - 0.70%, Communist - 0.48%, Freedom - 0.31%, Trillium - 0.28%


Intriguing race shaping up for Dippers who held this predominantly Portuguese and Italian enclave and then lost it to Cristina Martins in the Liberal wave that swept Toronto in 2014. The NDP are hoping to reclaim the riding running former party president (and Toronto public school trustee) Marit Stiles this time around.

DON VALLEY EAST 
 

Who's running 
Michael Coteau (Liberal), Denzil Minnan-Wong (PC), Khalid Ahmed (NDP), Justin Robinson (Libertarian) 

They vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 56%, Conservative - 27%, NDP - 13%, Green - 4%, Freedom - 0.83%


Toronto city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong has been jonesing to make the leap to provincial politics since forever. And he looked good to have some traction when he was recruited to run here by the now (not so dearly) departed PC leader Patrick Brown. With the more right-wing Doug Ford as leader, the dynamic changes for the worse for Minnan-Wong in a riding that’s solidly ethnic held since 2011 by locally popular incumbent Michael Coteau, who is also one of Kathleen Wynne’s most trusted cabinet ministers. 

DON VALLEY NORTH 
 

Who's running 
Shelley Carroll (Liberal), Vincent Ke (PC), Sarah Matthews (Libertarian), Alexander Verstraten (NOTA)


Toronto councillor Shelley Carroll, a former city budget chief under David Miller, was appointed by Kathleen Wynne to run in this newly created riding, confirming her status as a star candidate for the Grits. Carroll who officially gave up her council seat to run, seems a good bet in an area whose boundaries include swaths of the former Don Valley East municipal ward she has ably represented since 2003.

Kathleen Wynne. Photo by Michael Watier

DON VALLEY WEST 
 

Who's running 
Kathleen Wynne (Liberal), Jon Kieran (PC), Carly Ferguson (Green), Mickey McIntosh (Northern Ontario), John Kittredge (Libertarian)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 57%, PC - 31%, NDP - 8%, Green - 3%, Libertarian - 0.74%, Communist - 0.33%, Independent - 0.30%


If you believe conservative polling firm Forum Research, Kathleen Wynne is so unpopular that she’s in line to lose in her own backyard. Difficult to fathom given that she has held the riding since 2003 and won when no one believed she could in 2007 against then PC leader John Tory. 

EGLINTON—LAWRENCE
 

Who's running 
Michael Colle (Liberal), Robin Martin (PC), Michael Staffieri (Libertarian), Lionel Wayne Poizner (Trillium), Reuben Deboer (Green)

They vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 55%, PC - 34%, NDP - 7%, Green - 3%, Freedom - 0.63%, Independent - 0.34%


Liberal incumbent Michael Colle survived a scare in 2007 against PC candidate Bernie Tanz, but has won handily here ever other time since he first took the seat in 1999. He’s done it by relying on his base in the less affluent west end of the riding, parts of which he represented as a former City of York councillor during pre-amalgamation days.

ETOBICOKE CENTRE
 

Who's running 
Yvan Baker (Liberal), Kinga Surma (PC), Basil Mummery (Libertarian), Shawn Rizvi (Green)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 50%, PC - 33%, NDP - 12%, Green - 3%, Libertarian - 1.11%, Trillium - 0.41%, Freedom - 0.40%, Vegan Environmental Party - 0.30%


Doug Ford helped Pina Martino win the PC nomination here in 2014 back when Tim Hudak was PC leader. But that wasn’t enough to take the riding from the Libs, despite Ford’s personal popularity in Etobicoke and the fact the Libs were running first-time candidate Yvan Baker.

ETOBICOKE—LAKESHORE
 

Who's running
Peter Milczyn (Liberal), Christine Hogarth (PC), Mark Wrzesniewski (Libertarian), Richard Kiernicki (NOTA)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 50%, PC - 33%, NDP - 12%, Green - 3%, Libertarian - 1%, Trillium - 0.41%, Freedom - 0.40%, Vegan Environmental Party - 0.30%


Incumbent Peter Milczyn, who was appointed housing minister last July, lost in a by-election to Doug Holyday in 2013 before beating him in a rematch in the general election in 2014 in this riding, which has gone back and forth between PCs and Grits since former NDP incumbent Ruth Grier ruled the roost between 1987 and 1995.

ETOBICOKE NORTH
 

Who's running 
Doug Ford (PC), Mahamud Amin (NDP), Brianne Lefebvre (Libertarian), Nancy Ghuman (Green)

They vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 45%, NDP - 26%, PC - 22.74%, Libertarian - 3%, Green - 2%, Freedom - 1%


PC leader Doug Ford was acclaimed to run in the riding he represented as Toronto councillor in a nomination meeting March 28. Liberal incumbent Shafiq Qaadri, the first person of Pakistani descent to become MPP in Ontario, has held the riding since 2003 but has yet to declare his candidacy. Would make for an interesting race if he does. It would put to the test Ford’s popularity in  an ethnically diverse riding in which the PCs finished third behind the NDP last time out. Just sayin.’

HUMBER RIVER—BLACK CREEK
 

Who's running 
Deanna Sgro (Liberal), Cyma Musarat (PC), Tom Rakocevic (NDP), Jennifer Ochoa (Libertarian), Lucy Guerrero (Trillium)

They vote last time (2014)
(Redistributed riding formerly known as York West) Liberal - 47%, NDP - 39%, PC 11%, Green - 1.64%, Freedom - 1.05%, Independent - 0.44%


Some new blood for the Libs in this renamed and redistributed riding formerly known as York West and held by former North York councillor-turned-MPP Mario Sergio since 1999. Lawyer Deanna Sgro, daughter of Liberal MP Judy Sgro, who represents the riding federally, will be carrying the flag this time. The NDP, which won almost 40 per cent of the vote in 2014, will be looking to capitalize on that showing by running again with candidate Tom Rakocevic, who is executive assistant to local Toronto councillor Anthony Perruzza.

PARKDALE—HIGH PARK
 

Who's running 
Nadia Guerrera (Liberal), Adam Pham (PC), Bhutila Karpoche (NDP), Matthias Nunno (Libertarian), Halyna Zalucky (Green), Matthew Vezina (NOTA)

They vote last time (2014)
NDP - 41%, Liberal - 40%, PC - 13%, Green - 6%, NOTA 0.68%, Libertarian - 0.42%, Freedom - 0.23%


Long-time NDP MPP Cheri Di Novo, who announced last year that she won’t be seeking re-election, hung on in 2014 against Liberal contender Nancy Leblanc, in what has otherwise been a safe seat provincially for the NDP for a decade. Bhutila Karpoche, who has served as Di Novo’s executive assistant for the last eight years, and has strong ties to the area’s growing Tibetan community, is running this time for the NDP.

SCARBOROUGH—AGINCOURT 
 

Who's running 
Soo Wong (Liberal), Aris Babikian (Conservative), Mark Sinclair (Libertarian), Carlos Lacuna (Trillium)

They vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 50%, Conservative - 35%, NDP - 12%, Green - 3%, Trillium - 1.11%


On track record alone, this riding in northeast Scarborough has historically ranked as one of the safest Liberal seats in Toronto, having been held by the Libs since the late 1980s. Incumbent Soo Wong defeated her nearest PC challenger, Liang Chen, by more than 5,000 votes in 2014 in a riding where 40 per cent of residents identify as Chinese. The PCs this time are running Aris Babikian, a former citizenship judge and president of the Armenian National Federation of Canada.

SCARBOROUGH CENTRE 
 

Who's running 
Mazhar Shafiq (Liberal), Thenusha Paran (Conservative), Matthew Dougherty (Libertarian), Chris Mellor (Trillium), Raphael Rosch (Alliance)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 55%, PC - 22%, NDP - 20%, Green - 3%


Liberal MPP Brad Duguid, who has held the riding since 2003, has long been rumoured to be preparing for a run at the Toronto mayor’s job. That speculation resurfaced when Duguid confirmed a few months ago that he will not be seeking re-election. Rumours now is he’s angling for a federal run. Other political observers say his decision not to run was prompted by polls showing the PCs ahead in Toronto. Duguid endorsed public school trustee Parthi Kandavel to replace him here. Local city councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker also ensored Knadavel, but he was defeated for the Liberal nomination by Mazhar Shafiq. The PCs nominated Thenusha Parani back in November but overturned thar vote in February over allegations of voting irregularities. 

Liberal Mitzie Hunter (left) after 2014 win.

SCARBOROUGH—GUILDWOOD
 

Who's running 
Mitzie Hunter (Liberal), Mukund Purohit (PC), Hamid-Reza Dehnad-Tabatabaei (Libertarian), George Garvida (Trillium), Kevin Clarke (People's Political Party), Linda Rice (Green)

The vote last time (2014)
Liberal - 50%, PC - 28%, NDP - 17%, Green - 3%, Libertarian - 1% , Freedom - 0.43%, 0.35%


The NDP targeted this riding –  ground zero in the long-festering Scarborough subway debate – in 2013 when they ran former city councillor Adam Giambrone in a by-election against eventual winner Mitzie Hunter, who went on to win again in the general election a year later by an even wider margin over her closest PC challenger. Hunter, who replaced junior minister Margarett Best, has since become one of the party’s most influential cabinet ministers, replacing party stalwart Deb Mathews as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development earlier this year after a stint as Minister of Education marked by her high-profile handling of the firing of Peel school board trustee Nancy Elgie over racist remarks.

Raymond Cho.

SCARBOROUGH NORTH 
 

Who's running 
Raymond Cho (PC), Chin Lee (Liberal), Sean Morgan (Libertarian), Ramyan Thangarajah (Trillium)

They vote last time (2016)
(Redistributed riding formerly known as Scarborough-Rouge River) PC - 39%, Liberal - 29%, NDP 27%, Green - .51%, NOTA - .42%


This is a race to watch, with PC incumbent Raymond Cho, who won in a by-election in 2016 after Liberal incumbent Bas Balkissoon abruptly left politics, facing his former city of Toronto council colleague Chin Lee, who is running for the Liberals. The NDP, who have run Neethan Shan here on three previous occasions without luck, have yet to nominate a candidate. Shan has since been elected to city council in a by-election necessitated by the death of former incumbent Ron Moeser last February.

SCARBOROUGH—ROUGE PARK
 

Who's running
Vijay Thanigasalam (PC), Felicia Samuel (NDP), Priyan De Silva (Green), Todd Byers (Libertarian), Amit Pitamber (Trillium)


This riding, which takes in parts of Pickering-Scarborough East, Scarborough-Guildwood and Scarborough-Rouge River ridings, was created in 2015 and will be contested for the first time in this election. The PCs are running financial advisor Vijay Thanigasalam. The NDP are fielding elementary school teacher and Black community activist Felicia Samuel. The Liberals just nominated Tamil Canadian Sumi Shan.

SCARBOROUGH SOUTHWEST
 

Who's running this year?
Lorenzo Berardinetti (Liberal), Doly Begum (NDP), James Speirs (Libertarian)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 50.23%, NDP - 23.65%, Conservative - 20.65%, Green - 4.07%, Libertarian - 0.89%, Independent - 0.50%


Lorenzo Berardinetti, who has been the incumbent since 2003 – and has won convincingly each time he’s stood for re-election – recently declared his candidacy. That was made easier after area councillor and city budget chief Gary Crawford, who ran here in 2014 for the PCs, announced he’s sitting this election out. Between Berardinetti and his partner, Michelle Holland, who serves as city councillor for the area, Scarborough-Southwest has been pretty much a lock for the Libs.

Han Dong.

SPADINA—FORT YORK
 

Who's running this year?
Han Dong (Liberal), Iris Yu (Conservative), Erik Malmholt (Libertarian), Phil Sarazen (People's Political Party), Chris Glover (NDP), Rita Bilerman (Green), *Adam Nobody (NOTA)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
[Trinity—Spadina] Liberal - 46.34%, NDP - 30.37%, Conservative - 13.99%, Green - 7.02%, Libertarian - 1.28%, Vegan Environmental Party - 0.53%, 0.47%, Party for People with Special Needs - 0.47%


Liberal incumbent Han Dong beat the odds, knocking off long-time NDP incumbent Rosario Marchese here in 2014 thanks to a spike in the number of condo dwellers in the area, which has been credited with simultaneously boosting Liberal fortunes and putting a damper on NDP support. This time out, Dong will have added support in the form of Adam Vaughan, the federal Liberal MP and former city councillor for the area.

TORONTO CENTRE
 

Who's running this year?
Suze Morrison (NDP), Adam Sommerfeld (Green), Judi Falardeau (Libertarian), *Miso Gusic (NOTA)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 58.47%, Conservative - 18.55%, NDP - 15.90%, Green - 4.42%, Libertarian - 1.08%, Party for People with Special Needs - 0.39%, Communist - 0.32%, Vegan Environmental Party - 0.30%, Freedom - 0.27%, Canadians' Choice Party - 0.15%, Trilium - 0.15%


This newly created riding, which includes parts of the old Toronto Centre-Rosedale boundaries held by former Liberal incumbent Glen Murray, has been Liberal in one configuration or another since 1999. Murray, who served as Wynne’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and Minister of Research and Innovation before that, announced his resignation from Cabinet in July 2017 (and from politics a few months later) to join the Pembina Institute in Alberta as executive director despite rumblings of a Toronto mayoral bid. The Libs have yet to nominate a candidate. The NDP are running Indigenous community activist Suze Morrison.

Peter Tabuns

TORONTO DANFORTH 
 

Who's running this year?
Li Koo (Liberal), Patricia Kalligosfyris (Conservative), Peter Tabuns (NDP), Paul Layton (Libertarian), Mark Fernandez (Green)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
NDP - 44.61%, Liberal - 37.16%, Conservative - 10.01%, Green - 5.47%, Libertarian - 1.16%, Communist - 0.40%, Canadians' Choice Party - 0.39%, Vegan Environmental Party - 0.35%, Freedom - 0.28%, Trillium - 0.18%


NDP incumbent Peter Tabuns is the last person standing for the Dippers in Toronto after Cheri Di Novo called it quits from politics last year. Tabuns held off a strong Liberal challenge in 2014 that saw the Dippers lose three of their five seats in Toronto. This time the Liberals are fielding activist and educator Li Koo, a member of the Refugee Committee at the Metropolitan United Church and 519 Community Centre.

TORONTO—ST-PAUL'S
 

Who's running this year?
Christine Elliott (Conservative), Teresa Pun (Green), Jekiah Dunavant (Libertarian)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 59.74%, Conservative - 23.95%, NDP - 10.06%, Green - 5.11%, Libertarian - 0.81%, Freedom - 0.33%


Nine-year incumbent Eric Hoskins, Wynne’s Minister of Health and Long Term Care, has jumped ship to join the federal Liberals in Ottawa as pharmacare czar, opening the way for a three-way race between Libs, PCs and NDP. Outside of London MPP Deb Mathews, former leadership candidate Hoskins is the highest-ranking minister in Wynne’s Cabinet not seeking re-election.

UNIVERSITY—ROSEDALE
 

Who's running this year?
Gillian Smith (Conservative), Jessica Bell (NDP), Tim Grant (Green), Ryan Swim (Libertarian), Daryl Christoff (New People's Party), Les Zulauf (NOTA)


The PCs have a head start in this newly created riding, selecting Gillian Smith, chief marketing officer at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, months ago. The NDP have countered with public transit advocate Jessica Bell. The Liberals, meanwhile, are still trying to figure things out.

WILLOWDALE
 

Who's running this year?
David Zimmer (Liberal), Stan Cho (Conservative), Saman Tabasinejad (NDP), Randi Ramdeen (Green), Nicholas Paliga (Libertarian)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 52.58%, Conservative - 33.47%, NDP - 10.15%, Green - 3.80%


David Zimmer, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has been performing double duty as acting minister of the Environment and Climate Change. A mainstay here since 2003, even while the riding was held federally by Harper's Conservatives. 

YORK CENTRE 
 

Who's running this year?
Roman Baber (Conservative), Benjamin Kamminga (Libertarian), Cherie Ann Day (NOTA)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 47.89%, Conservative - 31.46%, NDP - 15.96%, Green - 3.29%, Freedom - 1.39%


Monte Kwinter, who has held the riding since 1999, is calling it quits, opening the door for the PCs who have nominated lawyer Roman Baber. What makes Baber’s selection particularly noteworthy is that he had to defeat former Harper-era henchman and cabinet minister Joe Oliver to win the PC nomination. No small feat, but Baber is not without political connections of his own. He worked on former PC leader Patrick Brown’s leadership campaign. 

YORK SOUTH—WESTON 
 

Who's running this year?
Laura Albanese (Liberal), Mark DeMontis (Conservative), Faisal Hassan (NDP), Bonnie Hu (Libertarian), Grad Murray (Green)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 47.85%, NDP - 37.25%, Conservative - 11.26%, Green - 2.43%, Freedom - 0.76%, Independent - 0.45%


The Liberals and NDP have tussled mightily over this riding since Paul Ferreira took it for the Dippers in a by-election, only to relinquish it a few months later in the general election to Laura Albanese, who has been the incumbent ever since, beating back two subsequent challenges from Ferreira. The NDP is running housing activist Faisal Hassan this time.


Compiled by Enzo DiMatteo with files from Manar Hossain and Rhianna Jackson-Kelso. This site will be periodically updated with profiles of races in ridings outside Toronto in the coming days and weeks.

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AJAX
 

Who's running this year?
Joe Dickson (Liberal), Rod Phillips (Conservative), Paul Taalman (Trillium), Marsha Haynes (Libertarian)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
[Ajax—Pickering] Liberal - 51.06%, Conservative - 29.17%, NDP - 16.09%, Green - 3.09%, Libertarian - 0.59%


Incumbent Joe Dickson, a former Catholic school board trustee, has held this Liberal seat since 2007 and won with more than 50 per cent of the vote in 2014 against his closest PC challenger. This time he’s up against Rod Phillips, the former Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation CEO and Postmedia exec recruited as a star candidate for the PCs by Patrick Brown. Phillips tinkered with the idea of running for the PC leadership after Brown was bounced, but thought better of it. How his decidedly corporate Toronto air plays here against Dickson’s small-town appeal will be interesting to see.

AURORA—OAK RIDGES—RICHMOND HILL
 

Who's running this year?
Naheed Yaqubian (Liberal), Michael Parsa (Conservative), Serge Korovitsyn (Libertarian)


New riding includes parts of former Newmarket-Aurora, Oak Ridges-Markham and Richmond Hill ridings, all of which were won by Liberals in 2014.

BRAMPTON CENTRE
 

Who's running this year?
Safdar Hussain (Liberal), Harjit Jaswal (Conservative), Sara Singh (NDP), William Oprel (Trillium), Andrew Hosie (Libertarian)


It’s been a schmozzle for the PCs trying to figure out who to field in this newly created, multi-ethnic riding. Toronto councillor Giorgio Mammoliti announced with much fanfare his intentions to run the for PCs here, after local realtor Harjit Jaswal, who came third to now federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in the 2014 Bramalea-Gore-Malton provincial race, looked like the fave to run for the PCs. Mammoliti pulled out two weeks later, citing “overwhelming” response from his constituents to stay at city hall. Uh huh. Smells more likely PC leader Doug Ford planned to hand the nomination to his good buddy Giorgio, but then thought better of it when he realized how many voters from the Sikh community he’d be alienating in what should be a winnable riding for the PCs.

BRAMPTON EAST
 

Who's running this year?
Parminder Singh (Liberal), Simmer Sandhu (Conservative), Daniele Cerasoli (Libertarian)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
[Brampton—Springdale] Liberal - 40.06%, NDP - 31.98%, Conservative - 23.95%, Green - 3.10%, Communist - 0.90%


Gurratan Singh, the younger brother of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, has been nominated to run for the provincial NDP in this new riding. The Liberals are opting for some star power of their own here, fielding Parminder Singh, a medical doctor better known as the founding host of CBC’s former Hockey Night In Canada in Punjabi broadcast.

BRAMPTON NORTH
 

Who's running this year?
Harinder Malhi (Liberal), Jass Johal (Conservative), Gregory Argue (Libertarian), Pauline Thornham (Green), Mackinder Samrai (NOTA)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
[Brampton—Springdale] Liberal - 40.06%, NDP - 31.98%, Conservative - 23.95%, Green - 3.10%, Communist - 0.90%


Re-created from the former Bramalea-Gore-Malton, Brampton-Springdale and Brampton West ridings, this electoral district was held by former Liberal cabinet minister Linda Jeffrey before she vacated the seat to run for mayor of Brampton. Harinder Malhi moves over from his former Brampton-Springdale riding, which he won with 39 per cent of the vote in 2014, to contest the seat this time. Of particular note here is PC candidate Jass Johal, the Brampton paralegal whose name came up in reports during former PC leader Patrick Brown’s sexual misconduct scandal over his interest in an ownership stake in a restaurant partly owned by Brown. The implication is that Johal’s association with Brown had something to do with his being acclaimed to run here for the PCs.

BRAMPTON SOUTH
 

Who's running this year?
Sukhwant Thethi (Liberal), Prabmeet Sarkaria (Conservative), Brian Watson (Libertarian), John Grant (Trillium), Medhi Pakzad (NOTA)


This riding, which will be contested for the first time provincially in 2018, is held federally by the Libs. PC candidate Prabmeet Sarkaria is a former Ontario vice-president for the World Sikh Organization of Canada.

BRAMPTON WEST
 

Who's running this year?
Amarjot Singh Sandhu (Conservative), David Shaw (Libertarian), Heather Welch (Trillium)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 45.23%, Conservative - 24.34%, NDP - 23.65%, Green - 2.74%, New Reform - 1.60%, Freedom - 0.98%


Liberal Vic Dhillon, who has held this riding since 2003 when it was known at Brampton West-Mississauga, has yet to declare whether he will be seeking re-election. The PCs are fielding realtor Amarjot Singh Sandhu.

DURHAM
 

Who's running this year?
Granville Anderson (Liberal), Lindsey Park (Conservative), Ryan Robinson (Libertarian)

How did they vote last time? (2014)
Liberal - 36.45%, Conservative - 34.29%, NDP - 24.08%, Green - 4.38%, Libertarian - 0.80%


It was nip and tuck in 2014 with Liberal Granville Anderson taking it by a little more than 1,000 votes from the PC candidate Mike Patrick after long-time PC MPP John O’Toole had held the seat since 1999.

KING—VAUGHAN
 

Who's running this year?
Marilyn Iafrate (Liberal), Stephen Lecce (Conservative), Yan Simkin (Libertarian), Roman Evtukh (Trillium)


The PCs are targeting this new riding with former Harper staffer Stephen Lecce, part of the next gen of young Con staffers in Ottawa. Lecce won the PC nomination with some 90 per cent of the vote, but the result was marred by controversy when police had to be called after Konstantin Toubis, a former Conservative federal candidate in the riding, disrupted the proceedings after being disqualified by the PCs from the running two days earlier. The Liberals are countering with Vaughan councillor Marilyn Iafrate, a former member of the Ministry of Education Parents’ Advisory Board.