Liberals Win Majority
Canadians are waking up to a Liberal majority government, today.
Unofficial results from Elections Canada give the Grits 184 seats, overall with the Conservatives reduced to 99 seats and official opposition status.
It was also a disappointing night for the NDP with the party going from official opposition to third place in the House of Commons with just 44 seats.
The Bloc Quebecois picked up 10 seats and Green Leader Elizabeth May held onto her party’s only seat in Parliament.
Locally, the Liberals took all 33 seats in Atlantic Canada with Cape Breton’s two Liberal MP’s being returned to Ottawa.
Rodger Cuzner got 74.4 percent of the vote in Cape Breton-Canso with more than 32-thousand votes.
Cuzner’s closest rival in Cape Breton-Canso was Conservative Adam Rodgers with more than 62-hundred votes.
The voter turnout in the riding was 71 percent.
Mark Eyking picked up 73.3 percent of the vote in Sydney-Victoria with more than 30-thousand votes.
The NDP’s Monika Dutt came a distant second with 53-hundred votes.
Voter turnout in the riding was just under 69 percent.