Canada election: Liberals to form a minority government in Ottawa

Canada election: Liberals to form a minority government in Ottawa

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The Liberal Party of Canada will form a minority government in Ottawa. Canadian voters have thus decided to give a third term to Justin Trudeau and his troops.

Polling stations have been closed across the country since 10 P.m.

The results, which are gradually coming in from Quebec and Ontario, confirmed a trend favorable enough to the Liberals to ensure them to finish first in terms of the number of seats. They held 155 seats when the election was called on August 15.

By midnight 30 Monday evening, the PLC was in the process of electing more or less 158 deputies, against about 121 for the Conservatives, who held 119 when the election was called. The Conservative Party, however, led the popular vote by nearly three points.

Unsurprisingly, the two leaders were re-elected: Justin Trudeau in Papineau and Erin O’Toole, who has led the Conservative Party for barely a year, in Durham, Ont.

Portrait of Erin O'Toole
Portrait of Erin O’ Toole

The Liberals managed to get, or are in the process of re-electing, all ministers in the outgoing government except Maryam Monsef, who was Minister of Status of Women, and Bernadette Jordan, who was Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and Coast Guard.

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In Quebec, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Yves-François Blanchet, was easily re-elected in Beloeil – Chambly. By 11:30 p.m, his party was on track to win about 30 of Quebec’s 78 ridings. The Bloc held 32 before the election campaign.

Bloc member Louis Plamondon, the dean of the House of Commons, was also granted a 12th term in Becancour — Nicolet — Saurel.

The New Democratic Party was on track to win around 30 seats across the country, down from 24 in the last election.

In Quebec, the only outgoing member of the NDP, Alexandre Boulerice, has once again succeeded in winning the confidence of the voters of Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie. He will probably no longer be the only Quebec member for training in the House of Commons: Ruth Ellen Brosseau is on the way to return to her riding of Berthier – Maskinongé.

However, the NDP was swept off the electoral map in the Atlantic, along with the Green Party. The Liberals stole from the New Democrats the only riding they won in 2019, Saint-Jean-Est.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, meanwhile, is fighting a tight fight in his riding of Burnaby South, British Columbia. Greens chief Annamie Paul was defeated in Toronto Center on Monday night.

Green Party leader Annamie Paul was defeated in Toronto Center, where she spent most of her campaign. New leader, she was trying to get elected for the first time.

Annamie Pau Green Party leader l
Annamie Pau: Green Party leader

His formation is nevertheless in the process of electing two deputies. Former leader Elizabeth May in Saanich-Gulf Islands and Mike Morrice in Kitchener-Center. It is also the number of MPs that the Greens had when the election was called. Jenica Atwin having decided to join the Liberals during her mandate.

The leader of the People’s Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier, was defeated for a second time in Beauce, where the Conservative Richard Lehoux was granted a new mandate.

In front of his supporters gathered in Saskatoon, Mr. Bernier promised a strong comeback of the PPC in the next election and pledged. And to continue the fight for freedoms outside Parliament, in the streets, to influence public opinion.

At around 11 p.m., the People’s Party was credited with just over 5% of the vote. More than double the votes obtained by the Green Party.

The majority of ballots counted this evening

After indicating that the results could take longer than usual before being known. Elections Canada estimated Monday that about 95% of the ballots should be counted as of this evening.

Elections Canada confirmed that those who were still in line at the time of the official closing time would be able to vote anyway.

In some cities in the country, the day was marked by long queues. Which forced voters to wait sometimes for an hour. In other places, the process went more smoothly.

Almost 5.8 million Canadians have already exercised their right during the four days allotted to advance polls. This is a record, according to Elections Canada. Compared to the last election.

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