Lauzon A Pigeon With No Roost as Trudeau Gains Majority – Clement Back to Council by Jamie Gilcig

Canadians have spoken, and loudly, condemning Stephen Harper and rebuking his policies to the point of giving Justin Trudeau and his Liberals a full majority.

Thomas Mulcair and his NDP fared even worse than Harper sliding back to their traditional less than 50 seats.

Locally Guy Lauzon handily beat City Councilor Bernadette Clement for a second election, but finds himself a MP without a PM to take orders from or pander to and will sit in the opposition for what undoubtedly be his last term before retiring.

Voter turnout for SD&SG was nearly 60% with Lauzon capturing 23,685 votes to Clement’s 18,229.    Patrick Burger pulled in less than less than 4,000 votes for the NDP.

In Glengarry Prescott Russell, the riding followed the Liberal tide with Francis Drouin pounding Conservative incumbent Pierre Lemieux 28,657 to 19,354.

Gord Brown held on for the Conservatives in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes by a narrow margin of 21,842 to 18,550 for Liberal Mary Jean McFall.

Clearly the results will be downfalls for both Mulcair and Harper, and the big questions will be how will Justin Trudeau resolve the many promises he made that led to his election victory?

Locally the big question is whether Clement should resign from council as she has run just about every term for other office (and failed).

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  Were you surprised by the results?   You can post your comments below.


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