Jack Layton and the NDP have recorded historic gains, but as opposition in a majority government they will have less ability to improve Canada than they did with much fewer seats prior to tonight. Some of the powerful items in their platform will fall on Mr. Harper’s mute ears as vote splitting have put Mr. Harper in the driver’s seat.
There are some amazing stories unfolding across Canada, but the bottom line is that dirty tricks, attack ads, bullying, contempt for Parliament and how things are supposed to work have led to a Harper Government in a majority position.
Locally MP Guy Lauzon looks to retain his seat with close to 60% of the vote.
Green party candidate and local media darling Wyatt Walsh failed to register with voters, but Green party leader Elizabeth May is leading in her campaign.
Some mighty candidates look to have failed. Michael Ignatieff; Ken Dryden, Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, Lawrence Cannon, Joe Volpe, Garry Lunn, and Jean Marc Blackburn, and the list goes on.
Helena Guergis finishes 3rd behind the Con and NDP. Pierre Lemieux retains his seat for Glengarry Prescott Russell.
Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe resigns.
It should be interesting to see how Canada deals with this news and what awaits the country?
We will be updating this story as it evolves.
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