With the lion's share of Vancouver's ridings decided early Monday night, only one riding is still up in the air — and it is extremely close.
With Jody Wilson-Raybould not seeking re-election, Vancouver Granville is a close race tonight. The district includes all or major portions of the Marpole, Oakridge, Shaughnessy, South Cambie, Fairview and Riley Park-Little Mountain neighbourhoods.
Wilson-Raybould became the first MP for the riding in 2015 as a Liberal; she was re-elected to the post in 2019 as an Independent but declined to run again in 2021.
In August, Liberal candidate Taleeb Noormohamed told NEWS1130 that he "didn't want to speculate" on exactly how many properties he had flipped. Shortly after, however, it was revealed (by NEWS1130 and separately by opposition research distributed to media by the NDP) that the number is no less than 41.
The transactions only saw the light of day less than a week after the Liberal Party of Canada revealed their promise to help first-time homeowners and implement an anti-flipping tax as part of their election platform. Those efforts would be meant to counter the very type of investing that their candidate took part in for the better part of two decades.
Now, New Democratic Party candidate Anjali Appadurai and Noormohamed are in a neck-and-neck race, with the latter leading by a mere 81 votes at the time of this writing.
NDP party leader Jagmeet Singh has proclaimed that Appadurai will continue to fight for women if she is elected.
As of 10:55 p.m., 196 of 203 polls are reporting and Appadurai has 12,893 votes while Noormohamed has 12,974; Conservative candidate Kailin Che isn't far behind, with 10,044 votes.
With files from Cameron Thomson and Bob Kronbauer.