While voter turn out was extremely low, approximately 15 and 30% in the ridings of Yellowhead and Whitby/Oshawa both voted Blue.
The plumb vote was in former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s riding of Whitby/Oshawa which while hard fought stayed Conservative.
Winner Pat Perkins had more votes than the NDP and Liberals combined.
The NDP pulled in less than 10% of the votes in both bye elections showing that Thomas Mulcair and his Orange Crush have gone flat.
A bigger question is whether Justin Trudeau’s juggernaut has peaked early? Mr. Harper has enjoyed an uptick in polling since the shooting on Parliament Hill.
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