Not only did he lose, but he got crushed by almost 20 points and he lost virtually every poll in the riding. It wasn't a "at least with some dignity intact" loss like that of say, Charles Sousa in Mississauga.Stephen Del Duca was preparing to take over the leadership. His local campaign launch had a lot of high-ranking Liberals, including Trudeau - his self-perceived popularity and his connections weren't enough to keep the seat, of course. I won't miss him.
Vaughan also bankrolled the Fords municipally, so it isn't that surprising that Doug Ford is very popular there.