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Peter Milczyn Seeks Liberal Nomination in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

If he's successful, he'll end up facing off against his old Conservative rival, Doug Holyday.

Photo by Flickr user John O’Sullivan.

Councillor Peter Milczyn (Ward 5, Etobicoke-Lakeshore) will seek the Liberal party nomination in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, setting up a possible rematch with incumbent MPP Doug Holyday—who won the seat in a by-election last August by a margin of less than 5 per cent. Milczyn told the Globe that he was motivated to run again because he wants to tackle transit issues and because the premier reached out and urged him to give it another shot.

Holyday’s victory over Milczyn in 2013 represented the first win for the provincial Conservatives in the 416 since 2000, and they will likely need to make further inroads in the area to form a government on June 12.

Holyday and Milczyn served on the mayor’s executive committee together, but Milczyn was critical of the mayor’s decisions on issues such as the Port Lands, Porter Airlines, and the proposed casino. Holyday, who was deputy mayor in the Rob Ford administration until he became an MPP, has always enjoyed enjoyed the support of the mayor: in the by-election last summer, Ford knocked on doors for his political mentor.

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