National Newswatch

The federal Liberals are expected to tap entrepreneur Kevin Vuong to carry the party’s banner in Spadina—Fort York, the Star has learned.

The downtown Toronto riding was left without a Liberal candidate after incumbent Adam Vaughan’s surprise announcement this week that he would not seek re-election after almost seven years in Ottawa.

A relative newcomer to politics, Vuong mounted an unsuccessful bid to represent the riding municipally in 2018. But the 32-year-old has already put together an impressive career outside politics — a former naval intelligence and public affairs officer, a lecturer at Western University who co-founded reusable mask company Take Care Supply during the pandemic.

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