Toronto Centre - Election Results - Toronto Centre, 2003 - Present - 2008 By-election

2008 By-election

A by-election, held on March 17, 2008 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Graham was won by Liberal Bob Rae, a former Ontario NDP Premier .

The nominated Conservative candidate in the by-election, Mark Warner, was dropped by the party's national council on October 31, 2007. Don Meredith was nominated as the Conservative candidate in December 2007.

Activist El-Farouk Khaki ran for the NDP and Chris Tindal was the Green Party of Canada candidate. Liz White was the Animal Alliance Environmental Voters Party of Canada candidate, and Doug Plumb represented the Canadian Action Party.

By-election on March 17, 2008

On Bill Graham's resignation, July 2, 2007

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bob Rae 14,187 59.47 +7.24
New Democratic El-Farouk Khaki 3,312 13.88 -9.86
Green Chris Tindal 3,199 13.41 +8.20
Conservative Donald Meredith 2,939 12.32 -5.89
Animal Alliance Liz White 123 0.52 +0.40
Canadian Action Doug Plumb 97 0.41
Total valid votes 23,857 100.00
Total rejected ballots 96 0.40
Turnout 23,953 27.86
Liberal hold Swing +8.5
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp
Liberal Bill Graham 30,874 52.23 -4.30
New Democratic Michael Shapcott 14,036 23.74 -0.01
Conservative Lewis Reford 10,763 18.21 +3.42
Green Chris Tindal 3,080 5.21 +1.30
Communist Johan Boyden 120 0.2 0.00
Independent Michel Prairie 101 0.2 0.00
Animal Alliance Liz White 72 0.12
Marxist–Leninist Philip Fernandez 66 0.11 -0.01
Total valid votes 59,112 100.00
Liberal hold Swing -2.1


Canadian federal election, 2004: Toronto Centre
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
Liberal Bill Graham 30,336 56.53 +1.26
New Democratic Michael Shapcott 12,747 23.75 +12.39
Conservative Megan Harris 7,936 14.79 -13.00
Green Gabriel Draven 2,097 3.91
Marijuana Jay Wagner 313 0.58 -0.94
Communist Dan Goldstick 106 0.20 -0.05
Marxist–Leninist Philip Fernandez 65 0.12 -0.12
Canadian Action Kevin Peck 63 0.12 -2.97
Total valid votes 53,663 100.00
Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

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