Liberals score upset victory over Conservatives in by-election


mentalfloss
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Liberals score upset victory in Quebec by-election

The Liberals beat the Bloc Québécois in a hard-fought by-election in the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean, scoring an upset victory that owes much to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's personal popularity in Quebec.

The final results proved disappointing for the Conservatives, who lost the riding that they had held for a decade, as well as for the NDP that finished a distant fourth under the leadership of Jagmeet Singh.

This was the first by-election in this Parliament in which the incumbent party failed to keep its seat. Liberal officials now hope that the victory of Richard Hébert, a local mayor, foreshadows their ability to win seats in the next election in ridings that have traditionally been hostile to their party.

Mr. Hébert won the riding with 38 per cent of the votes, giving him a 14-point lead over Bloc candidate Marc Maltais and Tory hopeful Rémy Leclerc.

In the 2015 general election, the Conservatives won the riding with a five-point lead over the second-place NDP, while the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois finished in a near tie, 15 points behind the Conservatives.

Located northeast of Quebec City, the largely francophone and nationalist riding of Lac-Saint-Jean has traditionally been "bleu" – either of the Conservative or the Bloc Québécois hue.

The Liberals won only once in recent decades, in 1980, for a single mandate. Since 1984, the riding, which has seen its boundaries grow over time, has voted twice for Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservatives, five times for the Bloc Québécois and four times for Stephen Harper's Conservatives.

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/new...ick=sf_globefb
 
petros
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You are a Dipper and Singh came in dead last.

Oh the rejoicing!
 
mentalfloss
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I'm not a slave to one party like you are.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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38% Must be a landslide.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

I'm not a slave to one party like you are.

You are like a coke slut on welfare day.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

You are like a coke slut on welfare day.

More like a coke slut (we called 'em "crack whores" hereabouts) two days before welfare day.
 
petros
#7
Crack whores here too but a week before welfare family allowance comes out.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
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Pretty sad with 39% voter turnout, a person can't blame the riding to side with the Gov. until 2019, then all bets are off
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

You are like a coke slut on welfare day.

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

More like a coke slut (we called 'em "crack whores" hereabouts) two days before welfare day.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Crack whores here too but a week before welfare family allowance comes out.




 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post



Liberals score upset victory in Quebec by-election

The Liberals beat the Bloc Québécois in a hard-fought by-election in the riding of Lac-Saint-Jean, scoring an upset victory that owes much to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's personal popularity in Quebec.

The final results proved disappointing for the Conservatives, who lost the riding that they had held for a decade, as well as for the NDP that finished a distant fourth under the leadership of Jagmeet Singh.

This was the first by-election in this Parliament in which the incumbent party failed to keep its seat. Liberal officials now hope that the victory of Richard Hébert, a local mayor, foreshadows their ability to win seats in the next election in ridings that have traditionally been hostile to their party.

Mr. Hébert won the riding with 38 per cent of the votes, giving him a 14-point lead over Bloc candidate Marc Maltais and Tory hopeful Rémy Leclerc.

In the 2015 general election, the Conservatives won the riding with a five-point lead over the second-place NDP, while the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois finished in a near tie, 15 points behind the Conservatives.

Located northeast of Quebec City, the largely francophone and nationalist riding of Lac-Saint-Jean has traditionally been "bleu" – either of the Conservative or the Bloc Québécois hue.

The Liberals won only once in recent decades, in 1980, for a single mandate. Since 1984, the riding, which has seen its boundaries grow over time, has voted twice for Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservatives, five times for the Bloc Québécois and four times for Stephen Harper's Conservatives.

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/new...ick=sf_globefb

And In Alberta

Christian Heritage PartyErnest Chauvet 605 2.9 %
NDP-New Democratic PartyShawna Gawreluck 1,606 7.7 %
LiberalBrian Gold 2,508 12.0 %

Conservative Dane Lloyd 16,125 77.4 %


Percentage underlined for those too lazy to click the link
http://enr.elections.ca/ElectoralDistricts.aspx?lang=e

Sturgeon River-Parkland Conservative Association
Last edited by DaSleeper; Oct 24th, 2017 at 06:35 PM..
 
MHz
#11
Total is over 12,000% You working for the Clintons now??
 
WLDB
No Party Affiliation
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I think both results were pretty predictable. Doesn’t mean much given how low turnout is for by elections.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Total is over 12,000% You working for the Clintons now??

Percentage underlined for those too lazy to click the link
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Quote:

Liberals score

Yes, that does look like a scoregasm

He shouldn't touch his member like that
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Percentage underlined for those too lazy to click the link

A real man would have said something like 'Oops, here are the correct numbers.' Maybe next lifetime.

If you would proofread your posts nobody would have to as you (supposedly) supplied the numbers yourself. See how it goes for trolls when they are imploding. Fear not, once you come out the other side all will be good. Want the post where your implosion started in earnest?? You may not make a comeback here but on your next forum they will love you from the very start.
 
DaSleeper
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Take your pills dude......you're babbling again!
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post





Yes, that does look like a scoregasm

He shouldn't touch his member like that