Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca

A quick snapshot of the candidates running in my old stomping grounds.

Since 1993, the riding has been held by Keith Martin, albeit running under several different banners: Reform, Canadian Alliance, and Liberal. Prior to that, it was the electoral home (in fact, he lived on the Lower Mainland) of Dave Barrett, the charismatic former NDP Premier from the 70s.

The riding is interesting in the sense of it being a classic example of how vote-splitting on what is broadly considered to be “the Left” is most likely going to allow the Conservative candidate to win this highly unpredictable seat in the upcoming election.

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