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Canada Election 2019 gets underway with polls closing in Atlantic Canada

03:25  22 october  2019
03:25  22 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

There's So Much Snow In Manitoba Right Now That People Can't Vote

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The Canadian Press 2019 -10-22. © Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. OTTAWA — The Liberals are dominating early returns in Atlantic Canada but the real test of whether Justin Trudeau can win re- election is about to take place as polls close in the rest of the country, except British

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OTTAWA — The polls have closed in Atlantic Canada, signalling the start of what promises to be a long night to determine whether Justin Trudeau's Liberals will get a second mandate to govern Canada.

Early results had the Liberals leading in six of the seven ridings in Newfoundland and Labrador, where polls closed half an hour before they did in the rest of the region. In the seventh, St. John's East, former New Democrat MP Jack Harris led in the earliest count as he tried to make a comeback against Liberal Nick Whalen.

Liberals also led in the first counting in two ridings on Prince Edward Island. In New Brunswick, though, Conservatives were ahead in three of five ridings reporting results, with Liberals leading in the other two.

Montrealers flock to advance polls to cast their ballots

  Montrealers flock to advance polls to cast their ballots Montrealers flocked to the polls to cast their ballot during advance polling over the holiday weekend. "It was just incredible," said Claude Landry, the Elections Canada returning officer for the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount. "First day we had 3,000 electors, the next two days we had close to 3,000 each day, so that's quite busy."According to Elections Canada, more people are showing up to vote in advance not only in Montreal but across the country.In the first two days of advance voting, two million Canadians cast votes - a 25 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2015 when 1.

The polls have closed across England in the 2019 UK General Election . Polling stations included a 200-year-old windmill in Thelnetham, Suffolk, a hair salon in Hull and the White Horse pub near Petersfield, Hampshire, which is known locally as the Pub With No Name due to its lack of signage.

#ElectionDay 2019 : Poll results show that the leader of the newly-formed People’s Party of Canada has lost his seat. Election night is well underway with polls closing in Atlantic Canada .

In 2015, the Liberals swept all 32 seats in Atlantic Canada, a feat they're not expected to repeat tonight. But they can't afford to sustain many losses.

Polls have suggested that the Liberals and Andrew Scheer's Conservatives finished the 40-day campaign in a dead heat, with neither in position to win a majority of seats in the House of Commons.

The Liberals appeared to have an edge over the Conservatives in Ontario and Quebec, which account for almost 60 per cent of the 338 seats up for grabs.

Still, an unexpected surge in support for the Bloc Quebecois upended the hopes of both the front-running parties for gains in Quebec.

And a bounce for the NDP after Jagmeet Singh's performance in the leaders' debates ate into Liberal support in Ontario and British Columbia.

Everything you need to know before you head to the polls

  Everything you need to know before you head to the polls As Canadians head to the polls to determine the country’s next leader, here is what you need to know on election day … When do I vote? Polls across Saskatchewan are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. As long as you are in line before polls close, you are allowed to cast your ballot. Where do I vote? You are assigned to vote at the polling station geographically closest to you. Your polling station is listed on your voter registration card. It can also be found online by entering your postal code in the voter information service box at www.elections.ca. You can only vote at your designated polling station. An Elections Canada sign directing voters to a voting location.

Elections Canada says about 27.4 million people eligible to vote at one of 20,000 polling stations. CBC News · Posted: Oct 21, 2019 4 After a 40-day campaign, Canadians are voting in the country's 43rd general election , with polls now closed in Atlantic Canada , Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies.

Election 2019 gets underway with Atlantic Canada going largely Liberal. OTTAWA — The Liberals are dominating early returns in Atlantic Canada but… OTTAWA — The polls have closed in Atlantic Canada , signalling the start…

The Green Party, which had hoped for a big breakthrough in this election, appeared to stall mid-campaign but is in a battle with the NDP in B.C.

Maxime Bernier, leader of the fledgling People's Party of Canada, is fighting to retain his own Quebec seat in Beauce.

Neither Trudeau nor Scheer seemed able to generate much enthusiasm throughout the campaign, which frequently devolved into mudslinging and misrepresentations of one another's policies and records.

Trudeau, who had barely recovered from months of controversy over the SNC-Lavalin affair last winter and spring, was embarrassed during the opening week of the campaign when it was revealed that he had at least three times in the past dressed up in black- or brownface. The revelation undercut his image as a champion of diversity and inclusion.

He was also plagued with unsubstantiated rumours and fake reports, spread on social media, about his conduct as a teacher at a Vancouver private school.

Scheer was dogged throughout the campaign by questions about his personal beliefs about abortion and same-sex marriage and repeatedly insisted that he would not reopen debate on either issue should he become prime minister. However, doubt remained whether he would allow Conservative backbenchers to initiate legislation to restrict access to abortions.

Conservative hopes in Quebec took a beating after Scheer put in what was widely considered a bad performance in the first French-language leaders' debate. And in the dying days of the campaign, he was hit with reports that his party had hired an outside consulting firm to conduct a "seek and destroy" campaign against Bernier, Scheer's one-time leadership rival.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Oct. 21, 2019

The Canadian Press

Voter Turnout In Canada Election 2019 Takes A Slight Tumble .
A smaller number of Canadians flocked to the polls to cast ballots in this year’s federal election compared to 2015. Nearly 17.9 million people voted this year out of an eligible 27.1 million Canadians, putting voter turnout at 65.95 per cent, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada. Canadians gave Justin Trudeau and the Liberals a second term, but with a minority Parliament. Approximately 4.7 million of Canadians voted during advance polling last week, an increase of 29 per cent over 2015. In that election, which led to a Trudeau majority, voter turnout stood at 68.5 per cent, which was the highest since 1993.

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