Canada 8 out of 10 New Brunswick ridings will get same MP as last time
Advance polls in three Newfoundland ridings reopen after hurricane forced shutdown
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Advance polls in three of Newfoundland's seven federal ridings have reopened after hurricane Larry forced them to shut down for a day. Elections Canada opted to shutter the polls in the ridings of St. John's East, St. John's South-Mount Pearl and Avalon after the storm caused widespread damage and power outages along the Avalon Peninsula. Spokeswoman Françoise Enguehard says the decision was made out of an abundance of caution, noting local officials asked residents to stay home and give crews a chance to clean up from the storm. But Enguehard says advance polls in all three ridings are back up and running as of this morning.
The 2021 federal election saw candidates re-elected in eight New Brunswick ridings, as well as one victorious newcomer and one winner still to be declared.
The winners are:
- Beauséjour: Dominic LeBlanc, Liberal
- Acadie-Bathurst: Serge Cormier, Liberal
- Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe: Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Liberal
- Madawaska-Restigouche: René Arseneault, Liberal
- Saint John-Rothesay: Wayne Long, Liberal
- Tobique-Mactaquac: Richard Bragdon, Conservative
- New Brunswick Southwest: John Williamson, Conservative
- Fundy Royal: Rob Moore, Conservative
- Miramichi-Grand Lake: Jake Stewart, Conservative
Of the winners declared Monday night, Conservative Jake Stewart was the only first-timer at the federal level. The former cabinet minister stepped into federal politics after resigning as an MLA.
First Nations vote a potential 'kingmaker' in federal election outcomes for northern Ontario
Candidates and party leaders are criss-crossing their ridings and Canada seeking every last vote in the final days of election campaigning. In the 10 federal ridings that make up northern Ontario, First Nations community members are an important demographic.In the 10 federal ridings that make up northern Ontario, First Nations community members are an important demographic for the parties to court.
The only riding where there wasn't a clear winner on, where Liberal Jenica Atwin and Conservative Andrea Johnson jostled back and forth, separated much of the night by a mere percentage point in the share of votes.
More than 2,000 local mail-in ballots won't even be counted until Tuesday, so it's possible a result won't be clear when people wake up Tuesday morning.
Beauséjour was the first riding to be called by CBC's federal election results tracker, with LeBlanc named the winner shortly after the polls closed at 8:30 p.m. First elected in 2000, the cabinet minister and longtime friend of Justin Trudeau will be serving as MP for an eighth straight term.
All four other Liberal MPs were first elected as part of the party's sweep of New Brunswick in 2015, and all were re-elected in 2019.
Lots of planning, data go into planning where leaders visit during a campaign
OTTAWA — In this election, Hamilton, Ont., has turned into the city of love. The metro area of about 600,000 on the western tip of Lake Ontario has seen the leaders' buses carrying the NDP, Liberal and Conservative tours glide through at least six times in the first five weeks of the campaign. With only four ridings, Hamilton doesn't have the electoral bounty of Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. But depending on who you talk to, all four Hamilton ridings could be in play, and in close races, the leader's appearance can generate a needed bump. "A visit will generate growth and support for Mr.
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For the Conservatives, Moore was first elected MP for Fundy Royal in 2004 and was re-elected three times. He was defeated in 2015 before coming back to win the seat in 2019.
Williamson was first elected MP in 2011 but suffered defeat as part of the Liberals' sweep of the province in 2015 before regaining the seat in 2019.
Bragdon was first elected in 2019, taking the seat from the Liberals.
Policy items to watch
Access to abortion has been among the issues in New Brunswick, both in this election, and the last one in 2019.
And with the Liberals forming a minority government, it could come up again in the near future if the party follows through on its campaign promise to introduce regulations under the Canada Health Act that would bolster access to publicly funded abortions.
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For provinces that don't comply, the Liberal party said it would punish them by way of an "automatic penalty applied against federal health transfers.:
The promise seemed squarely aimed at New Brunswick, where Premier Blaine Higgs and his predecessors have refused to have Medicare funding cover abortions at Fredericton's Clinic 554.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said during the campaign tht he supports access to abortion, but he'd let the provincial government decide what it wanted to do on the issue.
A Liberal government could also see the two levels of government forced to the table over the Liberals' plan to introduce its promised child-care plan.
The Liberals say the plan would see Ottawa partner with provinces to provide child-care services for $10 a day.
Aat the time the election was called, New Brunswick was one of only three provinces that have not signed child-care agreements with the Trudeau government to fund new spaces.
Power of incumbency, low turnout may have led to big Conservative win in northern Sask. riding, experts say .
The federal riding of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River was expected to have one of the closest races in Saskatchewan, but Conservative incumbent Gary Vidal held onto his seat in the province’s northern riding with a commanding win on Monday.Conservative incumbent Gary Vidal held onto the seat, with 49 per cent of the votes cast. The Liberals' Buckley Belanger, the former MLA for Athabasca, placed second, with 27 per cent of the vote, and the NDP's Harmonie King came in third, with 18 per cent.