Don't be so quick to celebrate Maxime Bernier's election loss - 2019-10-29

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F99.png Don't be so quick to celebrate Maxime Bernier's election loss October 29, 2019, Nora Loreto, National Observer

While the Canadian election has mostly been talked about in terms of winners and losers, the results are such a mixed bag that each federal party can claim that they won. Aside from the massive strides made by the Bloc Québécois, each of the main parties also lost: the Liberals lost their majority, the Conservatives lost their bid at government, the NDP lost seats in critical parts of Canada and the Greens failed to make significant gains.

There is a general consensus, though, that one party was the clear loser: Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada. The PPC failed to win a seat. Bernier had been elected in the riding of Beauce since 2006 and consistently received overwhelming support. Bernier's father, Gilles, represented the same riding from 1984 to 1997.

In 2015, 32,911 people voted for Bernier. He won 59 per cent of the votes. But this past election night, he received just 16,772 votes. Conservative candidate Richard Lehoux won.

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