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Vijay Thanigasalam is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.[1] He represents the riding of Scarborough—Rouge Park as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.

Vijay Thanigasalam

Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Scarborough—Rouge Park
Assumed office
June 7, 2018
Preceded byfirst member
Personal details
Sri Lanka
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Ontario
OccupationFinancial Adviser

Thanigasalam was educated at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School until 2007.

Electoral record

Ontario general election, 2018: Scarborough—Rouge Park
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Vijay Thanigasalam 16,224 38.61
New Democratic Felicia Samuel 15,261 36.32
Liberal Sumi Shan 8,785 20.91
Green Priyan De Silva 1,014 2.41
Libertarian Todd Byers 582 1.39
Trillium Amit Mahendra Pitamber 149 0.35
Total valid votes 42,015 99.12
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 372 0.88
Turnout 42,387
Eligible voters
Progressive Conservative pickup new district.
Source: Elections Ontario[2]


  1. ^ Zlomislic, Diana (June 7, 2018). "Battle between first-timers in Scarborough-Rouge Park ends with PC victory". Toronto Star.
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Votes Cast for each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. p. 8. Retrieved 20 January 2019.