Canada Federal election live updates: Tight results expected as polls close in Quebec
COVID-19 live updates: Dubé wants at least 88% of eligible Quebecers double-vaccinated
Updated throughout the day on Monday, Sept. 13. Questions/comments: firstname.lastname@example.org Top updates Anti-vaccine protesters should steer clear of hospitals, Dubé says Hospital says protests against pandemic measures ‘demoralizing’ for health care staff Trudeau vows to make it an offence to intimidate or threaten health workers or people seeking treatment Plante denounces anti-vax protests targeting students, health workers Staff, equipment shortages at CHSLD Herron predated pandemic: former director of care Unvaccinated people are occupying ICU beds that could be used by people on surgical wait lists, Collège des médecins says Alberta man and woman charged fo
This is the Montreal Gazette’s live election night coverage. Questions/comments?
- Tight results expected as polls close in Quebec
- As long as you arrive before your polling station closes, you can vote: Elections Canada
- Video: Montrealers sound off on the federal election campaign
- Seven people injured after being struck by vehicle outside West Island polling station
- There were long waits at some Montreal polling stations today
- Election results start trickling in as polls close in Atlantic Canada
- Canada’s COVID-19 response could be key factor for many voters, poll suggests
- Here are 14 Quebec ridings to watch tonight
- Leaders make last-minute pitches on Twitter
- Too close to call – Liberals and Conservatives running neck and neck, polls suggest
- In 2019, the Liberals narrowly outpaced the Bloc in Quebec
- Federal election: Battle for Quebec ends with Legault front and centre
- Quebecers can vote until 9:30 p.m.
Green party appears unable to regain Fredericton seat lost when Atwin defected
The Green party appears to have failed to snatch back the Fredericton riding it lost when Jenica Atwin defected to the Liberals this summer, The Canadian Press reports.
Too close to call: Quebec ridings to watch on election night
Until late last week, polls were indicating the federal election results in this campaign in Quebec would look very similar to the last, in which the Liberals won 35 seats, the Bloc Québécois 32, the Conservatives 10 and the NDP just one. But then Premier François Legault suggested a Conservative minority led by Erin O’Toole would be the best outcome for Quebec . And then the English leaders’ debate stirred controversy, with questions directed at Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet asking why he supports “discriminatory” Quebec laws like Bills 21 and 96, fanning the flames of outrage among many . Suddenly, the outlook for Quebec became much less clear.
Early results show Green party candidate Nicole O’Byrne, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, trailing in fourth place.
Atwin crossed the floor in June after clashing with the Greens and their leader over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The move left the party with only two seats in the House of Commons: Saanich–Gulf Islands, held by former Green leader Elizabeth May, and Nanaimo–Ladysmith, represented by Paul Manly.
Today’s vote caps off months of strife within Green party ranks, which included an unsuccessful bid to oust leader Annamie Paul just weeks before the campaign got underway.
Paul is running in Toronto Centre – a riding considered a Liberal stronghold – for the third time in as many years.
She came in second to Liberal Marci Ien last October, and observers have said her performance at the polls today will have a significant impact on her position in the party.
COMMENTARY: A tarnished Trudeau, Bernier bump or hung Parliament? Shockers and probabilities for election night
We’re almost certainly getting another minority government come election night, says Randy Boswell, and it may not be immediately clear who will get to become prime minister. That’s right: finishing first in Monday’s vote is not an iron-clad guarantee the top party’s leader will take command of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). However, the threshold for forming a government isn’t complicated. Strike a formal or tacit agreement among 170 MPs to pursue a legislative agenda — from as many parties as it takes — and you get the keys to the kingdom.
Montreal expected to remain a Liberal stronghold.
In the last federal election, the Liberals won 16 of the 18 seats on the Montreal Island, with one going to the Bloc Québécois (Mario Beaulieu, La Pointe-de-l’Île) and one to the NDP (Alexandre Boulerice, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie)
The Bloc is hoping to take one more Montreal seat this time around – Hochelaga, won in 2019 by Liberal Soraya Martinez Ferrada.
Tight results expected as polls close in Quebec
Polls have closed across Quebec as well as in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, though anyone who arrived before polling stations closed can still vote, Elections Canada says.
As long as you arrive before your polling station closes, you can vote: Elections Canada
There are reports of long lines in some ridings.
“As long as you arrive at your polling station before it closes, you will be able to vote,” Elections Canada says.
Read all of CBC Yukon's election coverage to date
Over the past few weeks, CBC Yukon has been covering the federal election campaign in the territory. Read more to find out about the local candidates, their platforms and what they are saying regarding important issues in the North. Here's what we covered: On Aug. 5, Larry Bagnell, who spent much of the last 20 years as Yukon's MP, said he wasn't running in the next federal election. Bagnell, who had already been nominated by the local Liberal association to run in the election, cited wanting to spend more time with his children as his reason for stepping down. Dr. Brendan Hanley announced on Aug.
Voter a Blainville... line up plus long que l'entrée d'un show de Michael Jackson apres qu'il soit revenu à la vie! Aucun sens!
— Philippe Ahmaranian (@Phil_Ahmaranian)
— Elections Canada (@ElectionsCan_E) ? As long as you arrive at your polling station before it closes, you will be able to vote. Check the hours here:
Video: Montrealers sound off on the federal election campaign
Bloc headquarters: Centre Pierre-Péladeau
Seven people injured after being struck by vehicle outside West Island polling station
Montreal police say seven people were injured after being struck by a vehicle outside a polling station in Dollard-des-Ormeaux on the West Island.
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Conservatives appear to have unseated a Liberal cabinet minister in Nova Scotia
The Conservatives appear to have picked up a seat in Nova Scotia at the expense of a high-profile Liberal cabinet minister.
The Canadian Press projects that Conservative Rick Perkins will upset Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan.
There were long waits at some Montreal polling stations today
This was the scene at École Laurier in Plateau-Mont-Royal borough:
Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada looking for electoral breakthrough
From The Canadian Press:
The People’s Party of Canada, led by the outspoken Maxime Bernier, is looking to turn growing support into ballot-box success this evening.
Opinion polls have consistently shown party support hovering at five per cent or higher during the federal campaign, even though Bernier was excluded from national leaders’ debates.
Canadian Press NewsAlert: PPC Leader Maxime Bernier loses in Beauce
OTTAWA — The latest on developments and results in the federal election. All times are eastern. 10:45 p.m. The Canadian Press is projecting that People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has lost his bid to get elected in the Quebec riding of Beauce. Bernier previously represented the riding south of Quebec City from 2006 to 2019. He was a cabinet minister in the Conservative government of former prime minister Stephen Harper, where his portfolios included industry and foreign affairs. He ran for the Conservative leadership in 2017, placing second to former leader Andrew Scheer.
Bernier was a prominent member of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, serving as minister in the industry and foreign-affairs portfolios.
He left the Conservatives in August 2018, saying the party had all but abandoned its core principles, and soon after the People’s Party was born.
Bernier failed to win his Quebec riding of Beauce under the People’s Party banner in 2019, but the loss did not deter him.
During the campaign, he has attracted the support of disgruntled Conservatives, right-wing ideologues and people who oppose COVID-19 vaccinations and lockdown restrictions.
Election results start trickling in as polls close in Atlantic Canada
Polls have closed in Atlantic Canada, launching what’s expected to be a nail-biter finish to the federal election campaign, The Canadian Press reports.
COVID-19 live updates: With case counts stable, Dubé urges Quebecers to remain cautious
Updated throughout the day on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Questions/comments: email@example.com Top updates With case counts stable, Dubé urges Quebecers to remain cautious Quebec reports 587 cases, 9 deaths as hospitalizations drop U.N. chief grades world on vaccine rollout: ‘F in Ethics’ Pandemic pummelled Quebec movie theatres, with 77% drop in attendance Germans shocked by killing of cashier after COVID mask row Ontario premier calls for unity after election as vaccine certificates loom Pfizer Canada cites ‘urgency’ in plans to seek authorization for kids’ COVID vaccine Herron situation was ’10, 15, 20 times worse’ than other CHSLDs, inquest hears A guide to Quebec’s COVI
Very early results have begun to trickle in, with the Liberals appearing poised to hang on to their commanding position in the four easternmost provinces, although some contests are very tight.
There are 32 ridings up for grabs in the region. The Liberals held 27 of them heading into the election, including Fredericton, N.B., where Jenica Atwin, elected on the Green party ticket, had defected to the Liberals.
The Conservatives held four Atlantic seats and the NDP held one.
Early results had the Liberals leading in 14 Atlantic ridings, the Conservatives in four and the NDP in one.
The cats among the pigeons
Someone in Montréal is replacing photos of candidates with cats and I really don’t mind.
COVID-19 updates, Sept. 23: Quebec will spend $1 billion to tackle nurse shortage, Legault says
Updated throughout the day on Thursday, Sept. 23. Questions/comments: firstname.lastname@example.org Top updates Legault government is putting recovery of health network on ‘shoulders of nurses,’ Québec solidaire says Canada needs to share more COVID-19 surpluses with world, says UN envoy Bob Rae In Facebook message, Legault touts Quebec’s plan to retain and attract nurses Quebec will spend $1 billion to tackle nurse shortage, Legault says Province will give nurses bonuses of $12,000 to $18,000, Legault says Palais des congrès vaccine clinic will be temporarily closed on Monday and Tuesday Anti-vaccine protesters in Quebec could face fines of up to $12,000 for blocking access t— Omar Burgan (@OhmsB)
Liberal headquarters: Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Liberal party headquarters for election night in Montreal. Supporters are expected to join later tonight— Jesse Feith (@JesseFeith)
Liberals leading in four of seven seats in Newfoundland and Labrador
As of 7:30 p.m., Liberal candidates are leading in four of the seven seats up for grabs in Newfoundland and Labrador as early results roll in, but the parties are keeping a close eye on St. John’s East and Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, The Canadian Press reports.
The NDP hold their only Atlantic Canadian seat in the downtown riding St. John’s East, but Jack Harris, who won the riding back from the Liberals in 2019, isn’t running again.
The party is hoping labour leader Mary Shortall will be elected as his replacement.
Meanwhile, Liberal incumbent Churence Rogers in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity holds an early lead over Conservative Sharon Vokey.
Rogers had Chrystia Freeland, the country’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, campaigning for him last weekend.
Polls across the rest of Atlantic Canada are now set to close.
Across Atlantic Canada, the Liberals at the dissolution of Parliament held 27 of the 32 seats available across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Canada’s COVID-19 response could be key factor for many voters, poll suggests
The federal government’s handling of COVID-19 will be the determining factor in how four out of 10 Canadians vote in Monday’s federal election, a recent Léger poll suggests.
Here are 14 Quebec ridings to watch tonight
As of Wednesday, there were 14 races considered a “toss-up” by the poll tracking website 338Canada.com,.
Leaders make last-minute pitches on Twitter
Now is the moment to finish the fight against COVID-19.
Now is the moment to build on our progress and keep moving forward. For everyone.
Now is a perfect moment to go vote.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau)
Canada's Recovery Plan is how we're going to— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) for all Canadians ???????? On Monday, vote Conservative.
C’est aujourd’hui qu’on vote! Votez avec votre cœur, votez avec votre conscience, votez avec votre passion! Les bureaux de vote sont ouverts jusqu’à 21h30 ce soir. Pour le bien de la démocratie, votez. ????????— Bloc Québécois (@BlocQuebecois)
Cdns are paying the price because of Mr. Trudeau's broken promises
Skyrocketing home prices, unsafe drinking water, record profits for the ultra-rich – enough is enough
You & your family deserve better & better is possible - but you have to vote for it— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh)
Grateful for all the connections made across the country during this election.
Many folks are excited to build a greener Canada, ensure a life with dignity for every Canadian, and build a more collaborative culture in Parliament.
Time to get to work. ✅— Annamie Paul (@AnnamiePaul)
Too close to call – Liberals and Conservatives running neck and neck, polls suggest
It has been a topsy turvy election campaign, with polls suggesting the Liberals lost support early in the campaign and then picked up steam after Labour Day.
Surveys indicate that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives are neck and neck.
These charts are from<, a site that uses survey results, electoral history and demographic data to create electoral projections.
In 2019, the Liberals narrowly outpaced the Bloc in Quebec
There are 338 seats in the House of Commons, 78 of which are in Quebec.
Here are the Quebec results of the last election –– by party:
- 35 Liberal
- 32 Bloc Québécois
- 10 Conservative
- 1 NDP
And here are the national results by party:
- 157 Liberal
- 121 Conservative
- 32 Bloc Québécois
- 24 New Democratic Party
- 3 Green
- 1 Independent
At dissolution, here was the breakdown:
- 155 Liberal
- 119 Conservative
- 32 Bloc Québécois
- 24 NDP
- 5 independents
- 2 Greens
- 1 vacancy
Protests, poll worker absentees disrupt polling as Canadians vote
Elections Canada is reporting a handful of disruptions at polling stations across the country, including an Indigenous-led protest and poll workers not showing up, as millions of Canadians cast their ballots in the country’s first pandemic election.
Live map and riding-by-riding breakdown of the vote
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Opinion: To redeem our democracy, get out and vote
There were lots of low points in an election we didn’t really need, but for the sake of our democracy it is incumbent upon Canadians to get out and cast their votes.
Federal election: Battle for Quebec ends with Legault front and centre
An uneasy truce between Premier François Legault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on display in the early part of the federal election campaign went down in flames as Legault, donning his father-to-the-nation cap, offered free advice to Quebecers on how they might want to vote Monday.
His suggestion was that the vote not be Liberal, New Democratic Party or Green. Voting Conservative is fine and in the interests of the Quebec nation but not so Conservative that Erin O’Toole can form a majority government, Legault argued. He did not even mention the Bloc Québécois alternative in the French part of his speech, saying later in English that he recognizes it cannot form a government.
Analysts are still trying to decode what effect Legault’s shot across the bow — 10 days ahead of the vote — will have on the outcome but, for a moment in time, the election battle for Quebec was indeed all about him and his nationalist agenda.
Here’s when polls close across the country – and when ballots are expected to be counted
Voting times are staggered across Canada so that the majority of results are available at about the same time across the country, Elections Canada.
Due to a high number of mail-in ballots this year,it expects “most of the country’s 338 ridings to report the results of their local special ballot count on Tuesday, September 21, and the vast majority to finish counting by Wednesday, September 22.
“However, due to high volumes or logistical challenges, the full count may take up to four days in some ridings.”
Quebecers can vote until 9:30 p.m.
Polls close at 9:30 p.m. tonight.
If you have not voted yet, here’s a Montreal Gazette.
Masks are required at polling stations but vaccine passports are not being checked.
Here are some key links from Elections Canada:
- to learn where to vote and the names of local candidates.
- have been put in place.
- Answers to about voting amid the pandemic.
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- What to do if , or if the info on it is incorrect.
- How to .
Election day is today!????️????— Elections Canada (@ElectionsCan_E) you can find your assigned polling station on our website? Poll hours vary by time zone. Check the location and hours of your polling station here:
COVID-19 updates, Sept. 23: Quebec will spend $1 billion to tackle nurse shortage, Legault says .
Updated throughout the day on Thursday, Sept. 23. Questions/comments: email@example.com Top updates Legault government is putting recovery of health network on ‘shoulders of nurses,’ Québec solidaire says Canada needs to share more COVID-19 surpluses with world, says UN envoy Bob Rae In Facebook message, Legault touts Quebec’s plan to retain and attract nurses Quebec will spend $1 billion to tackle nurse shortage, Legault says Province will give nurses bonuses of $12,000 to $18,000, Legault says Palais des congrès vaccine clinic will be temporarily closed on Monday and Tuesday Anti-vaccine protesters in Quebec could face fines of up to $12,000 for blocking access t