Jaime Pulfer and 680News staff Toronto | Monday, September 8th, 2008
Toronto - Local Toronto ridings are expected to kick some major sizzle into the federal election, with five key battlegrounds to watch across the GTA.
The Whitby-Oshawa riding, whose manufacturing sector has been walloped by a hurricane of job cuts recently, is one to watch.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will try to keep it Conservative, running against former General Motors worker and Liberal candidate, Brent Fullard.
Mississauga-Streetsville is another Conservative story with a twist -- Wajid Khan crossed the floor from the Liberals after the last election. Many are wondering if he'll get the same support as a Tory.
There'll be drama in Halton, as Garth Turner won that riding as a Conservative in 2006, but was kicked out of caucus for being too outspoken and is now running as a Liberal.
Parkdale-Highpark and Trinity-Spadina are currently held by the NDP, but both were previously Liberal territory
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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