|Not sure where all these posts claiming huge liberal leads in the gta are finding there information from as most polls I’ve seen show a relatively close race in Ontario. Yesterday Ipsos released a 905 specific poll which has the liberals ahead but only by a small margin. There numbers were 37 lib , 34 cpc and 23 ndp . they didn’t find much support for green or ppc in this area either. These numbers would seem to indicate many ridings in the 905 are still going to be relatively close on election day.|
|Campaign Research just released an Ontario-only poll showing the Liberals with a huge 18% lead in Halton & Peel. With a lead like that, none of the Mississauga ridings are at risk of flipping. This is also pretty much unchanged from the earlier Mainstreet GTA poll. Liberal hold. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gPhJAfKBRyjFuqdZXPBE_KxOuT9qM4Mh/view|
|No one knows who Rechie Valdez is... the Liberals parachuting a Brampton candidate into Mississauga is questionable. If the tide swings at the debate tomorrow this will be a Conservative pick-up.|
|It seems like the Conservative momentum and Liberal decline has stalled. As a result, the Liberals should be able to ridings such as Mississauga Streetsville without much difficulty.|
|Good to see Chris back and representing the GPC. Solid candidate who should help increase our votes. With probably more people voting CPC & NDP in this riding, this will still lean Liberal but.....|
|If this is suppose to be Fortress Mississauga, why has Trudeau made two stops here by the mid point of the campaign?|
Something has to give in Canadas largest unknown city.
|No Liberal incumbent, Tory trend. Like Butt in ‘11, Jasveet will win here. A rising tide lifts all boats.|
|This election can be like the 2006, 2008 campaigns, where they were incremental change, in which this riding is in play. Or a change election where the incumbent history doesn’t matter.|
In either case this is shaping up to be leaning conservative. And most of Mississauga is in play to boot.
|Gagan Sikand announced today that he will not be seeking re-election:|
The Liberals are probably still favoured here, although the margin may narrow.
|Just noticed this riding has no incumbent as mp Gagan Sikand is not running again and been replaced by a new liberal candidate named Rechie Valdez . mostly a liberal riding in recent years but could be a more competitive race with no well known candidates .|
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|CPC candidate controversy worked on Sikand's behalf in '19; like Iqra Khalid to the S, he went from non-majority to majority--though inlike Khalid, he's never been a star; and his recent medical-leave-of-absence circumstance poses problems, to say the least. So calling this Liberal is really calling it ‘generic Liberal’, under the circumstance, unless an opposition *leader*, never mind candidate, rises to the ‘you have an alternative’ occasion. (The reason why I emphasize leader over candidate is because it's 905-belt Mississauga, the land of the electoral rubber stamp.)|