GPR: Francis Drouin

Gregg Chamberlain
EAP
Canada has another minority Liberal government and Francis Drouin remains the Liberal MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.

During an Election Night interview Monday while the poll reports were still coming in, Drouin talked about his priorities during the coming months and also repeated a promise that he will represent the entire riding and not just those who support the Liberal party.

“I always say that I listen to the voices that voted for me,” he said. ”I also always have to listen to the voices gthat didn’t support me”

Justin Trudeau will continue as prime minister, heading his second minority Liberal government. Elections Canada officials continue to count the mail-in ballots but as of Monday night the Liberals held 158 seats out of 338 in Parliament, 12 short of the 170 needed for a majority government.

The Conservatives will lead the Official Opposition with 121 seats, followed by the Block Québecois with 29 seats and the NDP with 28.

In Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, incumbent Liberal MP Francis Drouin was leading with more than 7200 ballots, accounting for almost 44 per cent of the riding votes. Conservative Susan McArthur was second with more than 5500 votes, for almost 34 per cent of the riding ballots. NDP Konstantine Malakos finished with more than 6600 votes for 10.8 per cent of the pools.

Brennan Austring, the People’s Party of Canada candidate, finished in fourth-place with more than 4200 votes for 6.9 per cent of the vote. Daniel Lapierre of the Green Party was fifth at two per cent of the poll results with more than 1200 votes. Marc Bisaillon for the Free Party of Canada finished with 409 ballots for 0.7 per cent of the vote. The independent candidate using the name of The Joker received 287 votes for half a percentage point of the polls.

In Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Conservative Eric Duncan won with more than 28,000 votes for 55.5 per cent of popular support. Liberal Denis Moquin was second with almost 12,000 ballots for 23.5 per cent of the vote. Third was Trevor Kennedy of the NDP with 11 per cent of the poll and more than 5500 ballots. PPC candidate David Anber fourth with almost 3900 ballots for 7.7 per cent of the vote. Jeanie Warnock of the Green Party received more than 1100 ballots for 2.3 per cent of the vote.

Liberal Stéphane Lauzon kept his seat and will continue to represent voters in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge and in Grenville and other communities in the L’Argenteuil-La Petite Nation riding.