I think that York South—Weston will have a tight race to the finish. Mark DeMontis is the first PC candidate to actually campaign, and he’s a hometown boy. Laura Albanese is a strong incumbent with a distinguished record, but she’s part of a brutally unpopular party. Faisal Hassan is supported by a surging NDP, and is in a left-leaning riding, but my hunch is that he’s not well known.
So, I propose we try a little bit of unscientific surveying. If the vote were today, who would you vote for?
Please, feel free to share this survey with your friends and enemies–but don’t fill it in more than once. Why ruin the fun for everyone?
US political site Counterpunch.org has an article commenting on the current provincial election campaign. Apparently the Ford name has piqued interest down there. The author, Canadian political commentator, Doug Johnson Hatlem claims that no Liberal seat in Ontario is safe and that York South-Weston has become a safe NDP seat. The author states that when families get together over a long weekend, they have a chance to mull over the political situation as a group and opinions become firmer.
Mark DeMontis, the PC candidate for York South–Weston is launching his campaign this weekend at 2030 Weston Road.
Please join us for a BLOCK PARTY and open house as we celebrate the unveiling of both my new vision for York South-Weston and the official start of our campaign. I am looking forward to meeting with members of our community who share a passion for change.
The open house will begin at 9am and will run until 3pm with FREE food, coffee, music and some very special guests who love York South-Weston just as much as I do.
While the Conservatives have always had a candidate in YSW, DeMontis is the first PC candidate to have campaigned. Born and raised in Weston, and with a considerable profile and the benefit of a strong pro-PC shift, he is opening up a third front in the race.