Federal elections have been called for Monday, September 20. Here is the information Beach Metro News has (so far) on the candidates running in the ridings of Beaches-East York, Scarborough-Southwest and Toronto-Danforth.
Canadians will go to the polls to vote on September 20, after a federal election called last week.
Beach metro news will cover races in the ridings of Beaches-East York, Scarborough-Southwest and Toronto-Danforth.
As of 3 p.m. on August 24, Beach Metro News was made aware of the following candidates running for election in those three ridings. Candidates running in this federal election have up to 21 days before September 20 to officially register. This puts the registration deadline at 5 p.m. on August 31 for this election.
BEACHES EAST YORK
In Beaches-East York, incumbent Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith is seeking a riding representative for the third time. He was elected for the first time in 2015 and then re-elected in 2019.
Erskine-Smith currently sits on the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, and is a past chair and current member of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (UIPU).
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas will be the NDP candidate in Beaches-East York.
Ruiz Vargas has been a member of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) Canada since 2015. Vargas is the East York Chapter President and the National Leadership Representative. She is an activist for affordable housing, tenant rights and state repair issues.
The Green Party candidate in Beaches-East York is Reuben DeBoer.
A former candidate for Eglinton-Lawrence for the Green Party in the last federal and provincial elections, De Boer recently moved to the riding of Beaches-East York. He recently retired after an 11-year military career as a reserve artillery officer, and currently works as a project manager for a medical laboratory diagnostics company.
The Conservative Party candidate for Beaches-East York is Lisa Robinson.
The People’s Party of Canada candidate in Beaches-East York is Radu Rautescu.
The Communist Party of Canada candidate in Beaches-East York is Jennifer Moxon.
SCARBOROUGH SOUTH WEST
In Scarborough Southwest, incumbent Liberal MP Bill Blair is seeking his third election.
Blair was first elected to the constituency in 2015 and re-elected in 2019. He is Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and former Chief of the Toronto Police Service from 2005 to 2015.
The NDP candidate for Scarborough Southwest is Guled Arale.
He is the NDP regional representative for Metro Toronto and has lived in the riding most of his life.
The Conservative Party candidate in Scarborough Southwest is Mohsin Bhuiyan.
The Green Party candidate in Scarborough Southwest is Amanda Cain.
The People’s Party of Canada candidate in Scarborough Southwest is Ramona Pache.
The Communist Party of Canada candidate in Scarborough Southwest has yet to be named.
In the riding of Toronto-Danforth, Liberal MP Julie Dabrusin will try to be elected for the third time.
A long-time resident of Toronto-Danforth, Dabrusin was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 2015 and again in 2019.
The NDP candidate in Toronto-Danforth is Clare Hacksel.
The Conservative Party candidate in Toronto-Danforth is Michael Carey.
The Green Party candidate in Toronto-Danforth has yet to be named.
The People’s Party of Canada candidate in Toronto-Danforth is Wayne Simmons.
The Communist Party of Canada candidate in Toronto-Danforth is Elizabeth Rowley. She is the leader of the Communist Party of Canada.
Candidates running in this federal election have up to 21 days before September 20 to officially register. This puts the registration deadline at 5 p.m. on August 31 for this election.
INFORMATION FOR ELECTORS
If you are not registered to vote, you can register before election day using the online voter registration system at https://ereg.elections.ca/CWelcome.aspx?lang=e or at an Elections Canada office before Tuesday, September 7. .14, at 6 p.m.
You can also register when you go to vote at your assigned polling station on polling day or advance polling days.
There are four ways to vote for this election, and you can choose the one that works best for you.
You can vote on election day Monday, September 20 and advance polling days from Friday 10 to Monday 13 September.
You can also vote at any Elections Canada office before Tuesday, September 14 at 6 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, voters can choose to vote by mail, which is considered a special ballot. If you wish to send your vote by mail, you must apply online before Tuesday, September 14 at 6 p.m.
If you request to vote by special ballot, note that you cannot change your mind and vote using another option later.
For more information on your voting options, please visit the Elections Canada website at https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx
You can also contact Elections Canada by phone at 1-800-463-6868.
Please note that the local returning offices are currently open and more information on their locations and how to contact them directly should be available later this week.
ELECTORAL COVERAGE IN THE METRO BEACH NEWS
Beach metro news will do its part to keep local voters informed during this federal election campaign. Please see our website at https://beachmetro.com in early September for a final list of applicants.
Also check out our website and our September 7 print edition for information on the current election, including the dates of all online debates scheduled for local constituencies.