If you missed all of the federal election action Monday night, AM640 will fill you in on some of the results from hot ridings, unexpected wins, and how candidates facing social media controversy fared.
Liberal Adam Vaughan took the new Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort York with more than 50% of the vote, beating popular NDP candidate Olivia Chow, who recently lost on the municipal level after coming in third in Toronto’s 2014 mayoral election.
Conservative finance minister Joe Oliver lost his seat in Eglinton-Lawrence after he wrested it from the Liberals in 2011. Liberals had held that riding since 1979, and Liberal candidate Marco Mendicino took it back last night.
Conservative MP John Carmichael returned his Don Valley West seat to Liberal Rob Oliphant, who had previosuly held the spot from 2008 – 2011.
Former Toronto police chief Bill Blair took Scarborough South for the Liberals with more than 50% of the vote there.
Brampton was completely coloured Liberal red.
Conservative Peter Kent held on to Thornhill with over 60% of the vote.
Out Hamilton East-Stoney Creek way, former Hamilton mayor and Liberal candidate Bob Bratina took the riding from the NDP’s Wayne Marston
Auschwitz? Who’s Auschwitz??? After NDP candidate Alex Johnstone claimed not to have known what Auschwitz was after a Facebook foul, she did take a trip to Poland to visit the former Nazi death camp. Alas, it wasn’t enough to win over voters in the Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas! They opted for LiberalFilomena Tassi instead.
Remember the NDP’s Ruth Ellen Brosseau? She was nominated by the NDP for the Quebec riding of Berthier—Maskinongé in the 2011 federal election. Before election day, she did not visit the riding once, and referred to herself as a “sing post”. But, she won the riding when the orange wave swept to the position of the country’s official Opposition Party. Last night, she was one of the few NDP MPs able to hold on to a riding!
The Nova Scotia riding of Central Nova has been a Conservative stronghold for decades (save for a Liberal win in 1993), with former MP Peter MacKay being the most recent MP. The district was picked up by Liberal Sean Fraser during the party’s domination of the Maritimes last night.