I just thought we should have a thread for this to go along with the other two.
Voters in York-Simcoe will head back to the polls Feb. 25, after the riding was one of three federal byelections called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Jan. 9.
Three months after municipal elections, and six months before a general federal election in October, voters will decide on a new federal MP in the riding — long considered a Tory stronghold, held for the past 14 years by Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Peter Van Loan before his retirement from politics last September.
On the heels of the announcement, Georgina resident and Conservative candidate Scot Davidson said that he plans on working hard to ensure the riding remains Tory blue in the byelection and that the Conservatives come to power in October.
Davidson, who has owned and operated numerous companies during the span of his career — but is most known as the owner of the former Bonnie Boats marina in Jackson’s Point — has stated that small business is a main pillar in his campaign, which also includes support of the Hwy. 400-404 connecting link.
Davidson is up against Liberal candidate Shaun Tanaka of Sharon, and the NDP’s Jessa McLean of Sutton.