As of Monday night, the Liberals have once again been voted in to the government position, but contrary to 2015, for the next term they will lead a Liberal minority government. Here is an overview of the results of the federal election on October 21st, 2019.
According to Elections Canada, the Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, elected 157 members across Canada, with 33.1% of the popular vote. The Conservative party, led by Andrew Scheer, will form the official opposition, with 121 MPs, at 34.4% of the popular vote. In the third row of the opposition is the Bloc Québécois, which was able to elect 32 members of parliament, at 7.7% of the vote. The NDP came in 4th, winning 24 ridings across the country and 15.9% of the vote. The Green Party was able to elect 3 members at 6.5% and an independent party was able to secure one seat.
In the Pontiac electoral district, the Liberal William Amos was elected once again, with 48.9% of the vote. The Conservative Dave Blackburn finished in second, with 16.9%, followed closely by Bloc Québécois candidate Jonathan Carreiro-Benoit, with 16.2%. Denise Giroux, the NDP Candidate, finished in fourth with 10.4% of the votes in the riding and Green Party’s Claude Bertrand, finished with 6%.
As for the rest of the Parties in the Pontiac, the People Party candidate, Mario Belec, received 1.3% of vote; Shawn Stewart of the Canadian Veterans Coalition Party received 0.3%; and the Marxist-Leninist, Louis Lang, had 0.1%.
All of the Outaouais ridings have elected Liberal MPs in this election.
As for the tolls at national level, 65.95% of eligible voters exercised their civic duty on Monday, a lower percentage than in 2015 which saw 68.5%. In the Pontiac, the voter turnout was also on the decline with 66.46% compared to 71.8% in October 19, 2015.
All results are available on the Elections Canada website.