November 18, 2019

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Urban roundup: Results of Winnipeg, Brandon ridings

In Winnipeg Monday night, the Liberals held four seats but lost two to Conservative challengers and one to the NDP, which ended the night with two city seats.  Meanwhile, voters in Brandon continued their Tory tradition.

 

Morantz goes from city council to Ottawa

Marty Morantz heads to Ottawa after spending four years as a Winnipeg city councillor, before announcing his intention to seek federal office in May 2019. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)			</p>
Marty Morantz heads to Ottawa after spending four years as a Winnipeg city councillor, before announcing his intention to seek federal office in May 2019. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted: 21/10/2019 10:59 PM

Former city councillor Marty Morantz has ousted Liberal MP Doug Eyolfson and reclaimed the riding of Charleswood-St.James-Assiniboia-Headingley for the Conservative Party of Canada.

"What an incredible, incredible night ... I may be speechless for the first time in my life," said MP-elect Morantz to applause at his campaign headquarters.

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Blaikie holds off Tory challenger in Elmwood-Transcona

Daniel Blaikie told reporters he credited his victory to his constituency work and to the performance of party leader Jagmeet Singh. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)			</p>
Daniel Blaikie told reporters he credited his victory to his constituency work and to the performance of party leader Jagmeet Singh. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted: 22/10/2019 12:18 AM

NDP MP Daniel Blaikie held off a strong push from Conservative Lawrence Toet to hold onto Elmwood-Transcona.

Blaikie’s win was in stark contrast to the nail-biter result of 2015, when he defeated the then-incumbent Toet by a mere 61 votes, the tightest race in the last election.

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Conservative Dancho unseats one-term Liberal Mihychuk

"I’m so honoured that the people of Kildonan-St. Paul put their trust in me, and we worked hard, and we earned it," Raquel Dancho told her cheering supporters. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)			</p>
"I’m so honoured that the people of Kildonan-St. Paul put their trust in me, and we worked hard, and we earned it," Raquel Dancho told her cheering supporters. (Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted: 21/10/2019 11:25 PM

Conservative rookie Raquel Dancho knocked off first-term Liberal MaryAnn Mihychuk in Kildonan-St. Paul.

Dancho, who served as special assistant to the province’s sport, culture and heritage minister, had collected nearly 45 per cent of the vote by 11 p.m. with 185 of the riding’s 205 polls reporting.

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Vandal still standing in Saint Boniface-Saint Vital

"If it's a minority government, I mean, we'll work on policies that Canadians want. And I'm sure we'll be able to find some willing dance partners with some of the other parties," Dan Vandal said. (Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press)
"If it's a minority government, I mean, we'll work on policies that Canadians want. And I'm sure we'll be able to find some willing dance partners with some of the other parties," Dan Vandal said. (Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted: 21/10/2019 11:07 PM

Former professional boxer Dan Vandal has faced a number of challengers in and out the ring. Chalk up Monday night as a successful title defence.

With almost one-quarter of polls reporting, the Saint Boniface-Saint Vital incumbent was well on his way to becoming one of a handful of Liberal MPs re-elected in Manitoba.

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Gazan ousts Ouellette to return riding to NDP

"It's a people's movement. We did it!" Leah Gazan told a packed West End Cultural Centre. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)


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"It's a people's movement. We did it!" Leah Gazan told a packed West End Cultural Centre. (John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press) Reporter:

Posted: 21/10/2019 11:13 PM

In a high-profile battle that pitted two Indigenous candidates in a riding with among the highest Indigenous population, it was the NDP who took back the political turf the Liberals won in 2015

Leah Gazan, a 47-year-old human rights activist and educator, defeated Liberal incumbent Robert-Falcon Ouellette in a close race in Winnipeg Centre.

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Liberal incumbent Lamoureux cruises to victory in Winnipeg North

Liberal Kevin Lamoureux addresses supporters at the Punjabi Banquet Hall Monday after winning re-election as MP for Winnipeg North. (Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press)			</p>
Liberal Kevin Lamoureux addresses supporters at the Punjabi Banquet Hall Monday after winning re-election as MP for Winnipeg North. (Mike Sudoma / Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted: 21/10/2019 10:40 PM

Incumbent Liberal Kevin Lamoureux has successfully defended his seat in Winnipeg North, winning the riding for the third general election in a row. He had more than 46 per cent of votes cast as of 10:30 p.m. Monday, with 122 of 172 polls reporting.

Lamoureux and his daughter Cindy Lamoureux, MLA for Tyndall Park, celebrated with an enthusiastic group of supporters at the Punjab Banquet Hall next to the candidate's Winnipeg constituency office.

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Duguid narrowly defeats Maher in Winnipeg South

"Through rain, through sleet, through snow, we did it," Terry Duguid said in a ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Pembina Highway. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)			</p>
"Through rain, through sleet, through snow, we did it," Terry Duguid said in a ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Pembina Highway. (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

Posted: 21/10/2019 11:45 PM

Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid has held onto his seat for the Liberals in a riding that remained true to its history as a reliable indicator of Canadians’ political leanings.

The former city councillor and environmental activist — who has been tasked with leading federal efforts to clean up Lake Winnipeg — was re-elected by a close margin over runner-up Conservative candidate Melanie Maher. Duguid claimed victory by roughly 1,000 votes, with 73 per cent of polls reporting Monday night. His campaign team pre-emptively declared it was holding a "victory party" to watch the results roll in.

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Carr holds seat in rematch against Bateman

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						<p>Liberal candidate Jim Carr celebrates his win in Winnipeg South Centre with supporters at the Caboto Centre in Winnipeg on Monday.			</p>
MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Liberal candidate Jim Carr celebrates his win in Winnipeg South Centre with supporters at the Caboto Centre in Winnipeg on Monday.

Posted: 21/10/2019 11:28 PM

In a fight against a familiar opponent in Winnipeg South Centre, Manitoba’s lone Liberal cabinet minister has again secured the seat, although by a slimmer margin this time.

Jim Carr won his seat with more than 95 per cent of polls reporting at deadline. Conservative Joyce Bateman, who held the seat from 2011 to 2015, trailed behind. Elections Canada's initial results showed Carr leading with 44 per cent of the vote.

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Maguire cruises to big win in Brandon–Souris

Conservative candidate Larry Maguire won the seat in the federal riding of Brandon-Souris, Monday.
Conservative candidate Larry Maguire won the seat in the federal riding of Brandon-Souris, Monday.

Posted: 21/10/2019 11:50 PM

BRANDON — Once again, Brandon—Souris voters chose to "rehire Maguire."

Supporters, some wearing T-shirts emblazoned with a photo of a grinning Larry Maguire wearing a cowboy hat, cheered as the Conservative incumbent entered the room to celebrate his federal election win Monday night at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.

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