WATCH ABOVE: The battle for the riding of Mount Royal was in full swing Wednesday night.
MONTREAL — Liberal candidate Anthony Housefather opened his campaign headquarters in the Mount-Royal riding Wednesday night.
At the same time, Conservative candidate Robert Libman was handing out food baskets for Rosh Hashanah.
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“The riding has been Liberal for 75 years but everyone feels that we are on the cusp of a historic breakthrough and we can pull this off,” Libman told Global News.
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A few blocks away, Housefather supporters crowded into the Côte-Saint-Luc mayor’s campaign headquarters.
About 200 people came out to show their support for Housefather’s campaign; including EMSB Chair Angela Mancini, NDG Mayor Russell Copeman and representatives from various cultural groups in Montreal.
“The other campaigns in this riding are trying to win one particular group. We are working for the support of every community in Mount-Royal,” Housefather told the cheering crowd.
Polls show the Conservatives aren’t too far behind the Liberals in Mount-Royal with five and a half weeks left in the campaign.