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Former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes throws support behind Tory candidate in election

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Conservative Party has found an unlikely supporter in the federal election: former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes.Speaking in an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Caesar-Chavannes — who left the Liberal caucus to sit as an independent in March 2019 — said she plans to vote for Conservative candidate Maleeha Shahid in the Whitby, Ont., riding she once represented as a Liberal.“I’m very much a Liberal at heart, but I would say that in this particular instance, in 2021, I don’t mind voting for my local representative, Maleeha Shahid, who is a Conservative,” Caesar-Chavannes said.“I’ve never done that in my life.

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