Now that was a wasted election.
The Cons beat the Libs by 1.5% in the popular vote and lost 156 to 122.
The very nice and articulate Mr. Singh lost seats for the NDP.
The Bloc rolled up enough seats in Quebec to be a real thing again and the Greens won one seat.
My party, PPC, lost its only seat, Max’s, and got 1.7% of the vote.
The Libs were cleaned out on the prairies and the Cons couldn’t get a kiss in Toronto (vote rich, don’t you know).
So Trudeau has a working minority with NDP support and, I suspect, will be able to run that minority for at least two, likely, three years. Scheer did well enough, despite his robotic performance, to likely keep his leadership on popular vote alone. Singh did terribly in terms of seats but I suspect, as he is far and away, the best leader he’ll survive any leadership review.
The Libs got smacked about and they lost Goodale. But it was hardly a crushing defeat. Justin lives to fight another day.
Leaving Canadian politics, just as it ever was.