Judicial recount gives Trudeau’s Liberals one more victory in Quebec
Federal Liberals say they’ve picked up one other seat in Quebec after a judicial recount.
They are saying incumbent Brenda Shanahan might be returning to Parliament after the recount declared her the winner in Châteauguay-Lacolle over her Bloc Québécois rival by simply 12 votes.
That overturns preliminary outcomes from the Sept. 20 election, which had Shanahan shedding to the Bloc’s Patrick O’Hara by 286 votes.
The recount bumps up the entire variety of seats received by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to 160, though the winner in one in all them — Kevin Vuong in Toronto’s Spadina-Fort York — might be sitting as an Unbiased MP after failing to speak in confidence to the occasion a previous sexual assault cost that was finally dropped.
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It boosts the Liberal seat tally in Quebec to 35, the identical because the occasion received in 2019; the Bloc emerges with 32 seats, additionally unchanged from 2019.
The election returned Trudeau’s Liberals with a minority authorities, 10 seats wanting the 170 wanted for a majority.
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