Does your local candidate make a difference? How some GTA races could be decided by star power - 2019-09-12
In one of the 905's most coveted ridings, the Liberal Party of Canada is hoping one star candidate can unseat another.
Their man is Adam van Koeverden, a four-time Olympic medal-winning kayaker running in his first campaign. His opponent is Lisa Raitt, whose political credentials may be as impressive as his athletic ones: deputy leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, longtime cabinet minister under Stephen Harper, three-time election winner.
Few GTA races have the star power of Milton, where the Liberals are keen to finally overtake the incumbent after improving their vote share in every election since polling below 25 per cent in 2011, when Raitt easily defended her seat in the now defunct riding of Halton, which included Milton.