A look at Etobicoke North’s candidates

by | Oct 16, 2015 | Federal Election, News

Etobicoke North riding includes City of Toronto’s northwest and is home to over 111,000 residents, according to the 2011 census. It encompasses Humber College North campus.

The Liberals have won Etobicoke North since 1988. The old Progressive Conservative party held it briefly from 1984 to 1988.

Kristy Duncan, 
Liberal incumbent

Duncan has been in parliament since 2008.

She said she intends on building upon her accomplishments if re-elected Monday. In Ottawa, she has fought for better protection of the environment, women’s rights and sponsored more than 19 bills directed towards health and family issues.

Toyin Dada, Conservative

Dada is former executive director of a non-profit and her platform who says she will follow Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s political agenda. Dada’s campaign website said that if elected she will lobby in Ottawa for lower taxes, improving national security and balancing the budget.

Faisal Hassan, NDP

On his website, Hassan said a Mulcair-led government would focus on creating affordable childcare and jobs with a strong focus on the manufacturing sector and small businesses. Hassan also said that alongside Mulcair, he would support the NDP’s plan to improve CPP and amend Canada’s workplace pension plan.

Akhtar Ayub, Green Party

A first-generation immigrant to Canada from Pakistan, Khan is a mechanical engineer by trade. He ran unsuccessfully against Etobicoke North Councillor Vincent Crisanti in the 2014 municipal election.