Zee's Notes: While the world waits for the US elections next month, Canada had it's own national election today and 2 Ismaili candidates contested their incumbent seats - sadly the election produced a minority government creating uncertainty on the political landscape - nevertheless our congratulations to Yasmin Ratansi who was re-elected in Toronto's Don Valley East. Rahim Jaffer was defeated in what will be considered a major upset losing his seat in the usually strong Alberta Conservative riding of Edmonton Strathcona.
Ratansi cruises to victory
Toronto Star, Canada - 15 Oct 2008
Jaffer not yet conceding race to Duncan - watch news video here...
CBC.ca, Canada - 16 October 2008