Liberals sweep all Mississauga ridings
Published September 20, 2021 at 10:58 pm
All six of Mississauga’s federal electoral districts have been declared for the Liberal Party of Canada, who will form a minority government under leader Justin Trudeau.
The red team repping Mississauga will include four members of Parliament who will serve a third term in a Trudeau government — Omar Alghabra, Peter Fonseca, Iqra Khalid and Sven Spengemann. In Missssauga—Streetsville, Liberal Rechie Valdez has become the first Filapina-Canadian woman elected to the House of Commons. Another rookie Liberal MP, Iqwinder Gaheer in Mississauga-Malton, was elected handily.
As of 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 21), it appeared the Liberals, the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) and Bloc Québécois are all going to have virtually the same seat counts that they had after the 2019 election. Global News showed the Liberals elected or leading in 158 seats and the CPC elected or leading in 121, with the Bloc Québécois pencilled or penned into 32. The New Democratic Party, under leader Jagmeet Singh, may get 27, and the Green Party has two.
In 2019, the Liberals formed government after winning 157 seats.
InSauga is providing live election results. There is a possibility of close races not being official until no earlier than Wednesday, since mail-in ballots will not be counted until Tuesday (Sept. 21).
Spengemann has been declared elected with a five-point margin (44-39) over CPC challenger Michael Ras. That’s a more than 2,100-vote margin. The NDP, represented by Sarah Walji, is getting 10 per cent.
Thirty-three of the 254 polls in the riding have not reported.
Liberal incumbent Omar Alghabra has been returned with 54 per cent support, nearly doubling the CPC’s Kathy-Ying Zhao (28.0). Only four polls are not reported.
Teneshia Samuel of the NDP earned 11.0 per cent of the vote.
Fonseca (49.0) has a 5,100-vote margin over Conservative Grace Adamu (32.0). The NDP’s Tom Takacs (10.0) is well behind.
Both the Liberals and Conservatives stand to receive less support than they did in the riding in 2019.
Khalid was returned to Parliament with an 18-point margin (51-33) over the Conservatives’ James Nguyen (32.0, 622).
The NDP candidate, Kaukab Usman (10.0) ran third.
Valdez has won by 13 points (47-34) over the CPC’s Jasveen Rattan’s 32.0. The spread is 6,876 votes.
Gaheer held the riding that was one represented by former cabinet minister Navdeep Bains. He has received 53 per cent support to the 30.0 of the CPC’s Clyde Roach.
The NDP’s Waseem Ahmed is getting 14 per cent, the best of any NDP candidate in Mississauga.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies