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Liberals to Form Minority Government (Again)

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The Liberals will form the next government of Canada, returning for a third consecutive term and the second minority in a row. Justin Trudeau will continue on as prime minister.

Seat counts were still shifting into the early hours of Tuesday morning, making final totals difficult to pin down. However, the parties all finished within a handful of seats of where they finished in the last election, resulting in little overall change.

Long lines at many polling stations across the country, especially in large cities, delayed the vote count in some areas. Also, hundreds of thousands of mail ballots received by Elections Canada were ineligible to be counted until Tuesday, at which point they could go through a verification process.

Locally, Ted Falk of the Conservative Party won re-election with 49 percent of the vote, handily beating second-place finisher Trevor Kirczenow of the Liberals, who secured 17 percent.

The PPC’s Noel Gautron finished narrowly in third place with 16 percent, with Serina Pottinger of the NDP coming in fourth with 13 percent. Both independent candidate Rick Loewen and Janine Gibson of the Greens finished the race with three percent apiece.

In many ways, the electoral map in Manitoba has remained unchanged, with the Liberals and NDP taking the lion’s share of seats in Winnipeg while the Conservatives fill in the rural map.

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