Liberals Sweep in Atlantic Canada
By Krista Hessey and Kayleigh Robinson
Polls have now closed across Canada and Trudeau’s Liberal Party shows an early lead in Atlantic Canada. The Liberals have won all 32 seats across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
The NDP and Conservatives have lost typical strongholds across the region. One of the biggest surprises so far was Liberal Andy Fillmore winning the seat instead of the NDP who has held the riding since 1997. Conservative and Former Aboriginal Minister Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt, was unseated by Liberal René Arseneault Madawaska-Restigouche in N.B.
Liberal Seamus O’Regan defeated NDP incumbent Ryan Cleary, in St. John’s South Mount Pearl.
Liberal Karen Ludwig unseated Conservative incumbent John Williamson in New Brunswick South West.
Now attention turns to Quebec and Ontario to see how the Liberals fare. As of now the Liberals have 33 elected MPs, followed by Conservatives with 12, and the NDP with one seat.
So far in Quebec is expected to remain NDP, but so far there has been some gains by the Conservatives at the NDP’s expense.
Ontario is predicted to remain split between red and blue as rural areas lean Conservative and urban areas lean red.