Sep 23, 2021
By Jane Brown
We’ve learned that most of the 850,000 mail-in ballots for Monday’s federal election have been counted, but there are still 10 ridings in various parts of Canada where the final results are to be determined.
Word from Elections Canada, is that some of these races may not be official until Friday.
Toronto’s Davenport riding is no longer on the too close to call list.
Liberal incumbent Julie Dzerowicz has beaten NDP candidate Alejandra Bravo by 165 votes.
And in a controversial win, former Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong says he will not step down after winning the riding of Spadina-Fort York, which means he would sit as an independent.
He was dropped by the Liberals just days before the election, after it was revealed he’d been charged with sexual assault in 2019, a charge that was later withdrawn.
Vuong has denied any wrongdoing, saying it was a casual, but consensual relationship.
His NDP challenger is urging a federal byelection in Spadina-Fort York, since many voters were unaware of the controversy, and on the ballot Vuong was still labelled as a Liberal.