Thursday, February 22, 2024

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wins seat as party predicted to form minority government


Several outlets, including CBC, are projecting a minority Liberal government, while many votes are still being tallied, including mail-in ballots.

Liberal party leader and incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also been re-elected in his electoral district of Papineau, Quebec.

The win echoes similar to the Liberals win in 2019, but nowhere near the majority win from 2015.

While this is a win for the Liberal Party of Canada, it is a loss for Justin Trudeau who called the snap election for the hopes of pulling a majority government.

Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Erin O’Toole, retains his seat of Durham.

Meanwhile Green Party leader Elizabeth May is projected to win in her riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands, but Green Party leader Annamie Paul will lose in the Toronto-Centre riding.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is projected to win his riding of Burnaby South.

For the second time, People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier has lost in Beauce, Quebec to Conservative Party candidate Richard Lehoux.

As of this publication, the Liberal Party holds 156 seats while Conservatives hold 123, NDP has 28, and Green Party holds 2 seats.

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