So election day was yesterday. Here are the federal results:
* Conservatives: 143 seats
* Liberals: 76 seats
* Bloq: 50 seats
* NDP: 37 seats
* Independent: 2 seats
So what does this mean? Well, CPC gained 16 seats, the Liberals lost 19 seats, the Bloq lost 1 seat, NDP gained 8 seats, the Greens lost their seat, and the independents lost 1 seat.
But was the $300 million pricetag of the election worth it? I’m doubtful. Roughly 60% of those who voted didn’t vote CPC, and the CPC still has a minority government.
A couple of interesting points: the CPC received no seats in Newfoundland and Labrador, NDP stole a seat from longtime Refom/CPC MP Rahim Jaffer in Edmonton, Elizabeth May didn’t come anywhere close to winning in her riding, and Michael Fortier lost his “seat”.