These are the 14 key Jewish ridings to watch in the election

Election signs in Thornhill, Ont., the most Jewish riding in Canada.

The 44th Canadian election is happening Monday. Up for grabs are 14 ridings that are notable for Jewish voters, either because of their large Jewish populations or high-profile Jewish candidates. Sporting some of the highest profiles are Annamie Paul and Avi Lewis, who will try and make their marks by winning difficult seats; elsewhere, traditional battlegrounds in the Toronto area are proving to be tight races that could swing either to the Liberals or Conservatives.

On this special weekend edition of The CJN Daily podcast, longtime CJN reporter Ron Csillag joins to walk us through the 14 ridings to watch for Jewish Canadians.

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