UPDATE: Narrow win for Fantino in Vaughan

30 Nov

The votes have been counted: Conservative Julian Fantino is Vaughan’s new MP.

In a long-awaited victory speech — Fantino didn’t arrive at his party at Famee Furlane til after 1 a.m., long after Liberal Tony Genco’s camp has packed up — the former OPP commissioner thanked Vaughan for voting him in.

Entering the party to a mob of photographers, reporters and staffers, Fantino was nearly knocked off his feet. The crowd erupted in cheers when he began to speak, and they got louder when he thanked Don Cherry, who endorsed him last week. Fantino spoke to the crowd in both English and Italian.

He assured the crowd he’d do his best for Vaughan, and said this election sent a message to Ottawa and beyond. (ed. note: more to come tomorrow from reporter Shawn Star, who was at the victory party).

Meanwhile, the mood at the Liberal Tony Genco campaign was sombre. Genco had arrived at Montecassino Place earlier in the night and addressed the crowd briefly, saying it wasn’t over until the last vote was counted. He left the building without speaking to reporters (ed. note: come back soon for a post from Joshua Freeman, who was at that party).

 

 

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