September 26th, 2021

Federal Election

O’Toole campaigned on a renewed, moderate Conservative party and lost — what now?

By Stephanie Taylor and Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OSHAWA, Ont. – Erin O’Toole watched Monday’s election results trickle in at a hockey rink in Oshawa, Ont., but the Conservative leader who bet that putting a centrist image on the party would win it more seats may have met his Waterloo. The Canadian Press is projecting that Justin Trudeau’s incumbent Liberals will pick up ... Read More »

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Two Liberal cabinet ministers, two party leaders lose election bids

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – Two incumbent Liberal ministers along with two party leaders suffered defeat in the federal election on Monday. Liberal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan was defeated in the South Shore – St. Margarets riding in Nova Scotia by Conservative candidate Rick Perkins. Jordan was first elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 ... Read More »

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Green Leader Annamie Paul loses third bid for Toronto Centre

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

TORONTO – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul has lost her third bid for a seat in Toronto Centre as early results show the party leading in two other ridings. Paul had seen a swell of support in last year’s byelection, when she drew 33 per cent of the vote and came in second behind Liberal ... Read More »

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Trudeau’s election gamble results in most seats for Liberals, but no majority

By Christopher Reynolds and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

MONTREAL – Thirty-six days after his fateful decision to send Canadians to the polls, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are poised to secure the most seats in the 2021 federal election but have fallen short of a majority. The Canadian Press forecast that the Liberals were leading in 156 ridings, the Conservatives in 123, the ... Read More »

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Two Liberal ministers lose re-election bids, Peoples Party leader fails to win seat

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – Liberal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan has been defeated in the South Shore – St. Margarets riding in Nova Scotia by Conservative candidate Rick Perkins. Jordan was first elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and has served as a minister in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s government since 2019. Last year, ... Read More »

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Early election results have Liberals leading, Bloc slipping in Quebec

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

MONTREAL – Early election results have the Liberals leading in Quebec after a race dominated by frequent appeals to Quebec nationalism. Shortly after 11 p.m., about 90 minutes after polls closed, the Liberals were elected or leading in 36 ridings in the province, while the Bloc was elected or leading in 29. The Liberals, who ... Read More »

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Liberals leading in Ontario as early results trickle in

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

TORONTO – Early results are trickling in across Ontario and a strong showing in the Greater Toronto Area appears to be helping propel the Liberals to electoral victory. The Canadian Press is projecting that the Liberal party will win the most seats across the country. As in the last federal election, the Liberals have swept ... Read More »

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New Democrats aim to grow caucus but lose only seat in Atlantic Canada

By Kelly Geraldine Malone and Brenna Owen, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

VANCOUVER – The NDP is still hoping to see some growth in its caucus even as election night started off with the loss of a key seat in Atlantic Canada. St. John’s East, the New Democrats’ only seat in the region, fell to Liberal Joanne Thompson. It was formerly held by Jack Harris, who retired ... Read More »

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COVID-19 pandemic dampens but doesn’t extinguish election-watching parties

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – Monday’s federal election put a damper on a traditional form of watching the returns with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the number of viewing parties across the country. Large indoor gatherings were for the most part either less appealing, or off-limits, due to the virus and the higher-than-average number of mail-in ballots, which meant ... Read More »

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Conservatives make inroads in Atlantic Canada, but Liberal fortress remains strong

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

HALIFAX – Voters in Atlantic Canada loosened Justin Trudeau’s grip on the region Monday by delivering a handful of new seats to the Conservatives, signalling a mild rebuke of the Liberal leader’s decision to call an election during the pandemic’s fourth wave. In the six years since Trudeau won a majority government in 2015, the ... Read More »

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Ballot count underway across the country as federal election polls close in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

VANCOUVER – Polls have closed in British Columbia and Yukon, marking the end of voting across the country. Yukon’s chief medical health officer Dr. Brendan Hanley is on leave to run for the Liberals to replace Larry Bagnell, who spent two decades as the territory’s Liberal MP. While many ridings in B.C. have remained consistently ... Read More »

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