Star Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland bought a million-dollar house one block away from her NDP rival

Star Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland bought a million-dollar house one block away from her NDP rival

(Images: Chrystia Freeland and Linda McQuaig) (Images: Chrystia Freeland and Linda McQuaig, courtesy of their campaigns)
 

Political rivals Chrystia Freeland and Linda McQuaig have a lot in common: both are successful journalists, both hold strong views on income inequality, and both really want Bob Rae’s former seat in Toronto Centre. And now they’re neighbours, too. On Friday, Freeland, who recently moved back to Toronto after working for Reuters in New York, bought a townhouse with a finished basement, a back garden, and—most importantly—a Summerhill address within the boundaries of the riding she hopes to represent. The $1.275-million Victorian also happens to be a mere block from the house McQuaig has lived in since 2000, which has us hoping to witness a few awkward run-ins at Harvest Wagon[Ottawa Citizen]