The Liberals won the election with another minority. Of course special ballots (almost a million votes – mail in or well in advance) won’t be counted until Tuesday so the results for some seats won’t be known for a while. But, as predicted by polls, local Conservative incumbent MP Philip Lawrence did win – see the numbers below. Notable results are in the PPC and Green Party. Maxime Bernier’s party (PPC) did better although he personally came nowhere close to winning his seat – it was won by a Conservative. And the Green vote was down with their leader losing badly although they still won 2 seats (down 1). BQ (+2) and NDP (+1) did about the same as in 2019 – as did the Liberals (+1) and Conservatives (-2).
So it looks like a minority Liberal Government with the Bloc or the NDP holding the balance of power. But the local MP will be the same.
Trudeau, O’Toole, and Singh won their seats although Green party leader Annamie Paul and People’s Party Leader Maxime Berrnier lost badly.
If you watched the results on TV – all the pundits had their reasons why it went as it did, but few had the same story.
21 September 7:45 am
Updated as new numbers are available.
299 of 300 polls reporting
- Philip Lawrence – Conservative – 44.8% – 29,860 votes (39.7% in 2019)
- Alison Lester – Liberal – 32.8 % – 21,896 votes (36.2% in 2019)
- Kim McArthur-Jackson – New Democratic Party – 14.2% – 9,459 votes (13.9% in 2019)
- Nathan Lang – People’s Party – 5.6% – 3,720 votes (2.1% in 2019)
- Christina Wilson – Green Party- 2.6% – 1,715 votes (8.0% in 2019)
Local Voter Turnout: 66,650 of 100,308 registered electors (66.45 %) — does not include electors who registered on election day.
Voter Turnout – Canada: 15,993,868 of 27,366,297 registered electors (58.44 %)