The next election in Ajax Pickering should be interesting. Liberal MP Mark Holland has held the riding since 2004, but his margin of victory declined from 16% in '04 to 6% in 2008. To make matters worse for the incumbent, the Tories have a fantastic candidate lined up to battle Marky Mark in the next election, none other than Chris Alexander. This will be one of the most competitive and watched races in the country, as the Liberal version of John Baird will be contending with a very difficult opponent. For the record, I don't call Holland "The Liberal John Baird" as a negative reflection on John Baird. I just know that John drives the Liberals nuts, so I try to remind them that they have their own version.
For more on Chris Alexander, you should read this piece by Margret Wente. Then visit his website and make a donation. He's here for Canada!