Conservative leader Erin O’Toole addresses voters in the greater Toronto area, a vote-rich region that will play a crucial role in the September 20 federal election.
The GTA spans more than 50 constituencies, the vast majority of which are held by liberals, including the 25 seats in Toronto.
But O’Toole is targeting suburban and ex-urban voters as he aims to boost conservative share of the vote in the region as a whole.
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The party won the majority of seats there 10 years ago, but lost to Liberals Justin Trudeau in 2015 and saw its share of votes drop another five points below then-leader Andrew Scheer in 2019.
At a regional transit station in Whitby, Ontario, O’Toole emphasized housing affordability, rapid transit projects, addressing gang violence and improving health care.
The event at a GO Transit parking lot marked the Conservative leader’s second visit to Whitby by liberals in two days before he flew to British Columbia to present his final arguments to West Coast voters.
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