DAN CEARNS The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: MP Erin O’Toole will be hoping to keep his federal seat in the Durham riding on Monday, Oct. 19 when voters hit the polls.
Running against the Incumbent MP will be Corinna Traill for the Liberals, Derek Spence for the NDP, as well as Andrew Moriarity for the Christian Heritage Party.
The Green Party is currently in the process of screening for a potential candidate in Durham.
Mr. O’Toole easily won the seat in the 2012 election, picking up 50.7 per cent of the votes against challengers Larry O’Connor of the NDP, Grant Humes of the Liberals, Virginia Ervin of the Green Party and Andrew Moriarity.
Running in the new Pickering-Uxbridge riding will be current MP Corneliu Chisu for the Conservatives, teacher Pamela Downward for the NDP, Anthony Navarro for the Green Party and current Pickering Ward Councillor Jennifer O’Connell for the Liberals.
Pickering’s federal riding was previously grouped with Scarborough East.
The campaign will also be the longest in recent Canadian history, lasting a total of 78 days instead of the traditional 37.
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