Star broadcaster-turned-Conservative candidate Peter Kent found himself in front of the news cameras once again early Wednesday morning, only this time it was as Thornhill’s MP-elect.
Conservative Peter Kent has won the federal riding of Thornhill away from Liberal incumbent Susan Kadis. The former broadcaster earned 26,660 votes, or 49 percent, to claim the surprising victory over Kadis, who secured 21,448 votes, good for 39.4 percent.
The political ambitions of Vaughan Liberal incumbent Maurizio Bevilacqua and Conservative challenger Richard Lorello were the topic of much-heated debate Monday night.
With the federal election scheduled for Oct. 14, Vaughan Today caught up with Vaughan candidates from the Conservatives, Liberals and Greens to get their take on some of the issues facing voters. Here’s their take on our questions.
The battle for votes in the riding of Vaughan has claimed a number of Liberal incumbent Maurizio Bevilacqua’s election signs.
It’s a family affair at the Vaughan Conservative riding association. Several members of the association’s board stepped down at its recent annual general meeting, making way for some new, yet related, blood.
Ask former broadcast journalist Peter Kent what brought him to Thornhill and he’ll say, “Serendipity.” The truth, though, isn’t that simple.
A new, yet familiar, candidate will lead Vaughan’s Conservatives into the next federal election.