Thursday, October 28, 2021

PPC’s Bernier and Green’s Paul lost in their home riding

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier and Green Party leader Annie Paul both lost their rides in the September 20 election.

As Bernier received nearly 10,000 votes, or 18.6 percent of the total votes in Beauce’s riding Quebec, he was second only to the incumbent Conservative candidate Richard Lehouux, who received more than 26,000 votes, or nearly 48 percent of the vote. Live.

Speaking to his supporters in Saskatoon, Bernier vowed to return for the next federal election.

“It’s just the beginning. In two years, our support has tripled. When the next election comes, we’ll be even better prepared, and this time we’ll win seats in parliament,” said Bernier, whose party More than 5 percent of the national vote was received in the early hours of September 21. 1.6 percent in the 2019 election.

Bernier focused most of his campaign on issues related to maintaining personal liberty and fighting COVID-19 restrictions.

“When we started this campaign five weeks ago, everyone thought we would just be a footnote. In the beginning, the media didn’t even cover us, and then they had to start paying attention,” Bernier said. They have to start paying attention, because thousands of Canadians were coming to our rallies across the country.”

Green Party leader Annie Paul came fourth with nearly 2,700 votes in the Toronto Center ride, which was won by Liberal candidate Marcy Inn by more than 15,000 votes.

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Paul’s Green Party managed to secure two seats in parliament: Elizabeth May of the Sanich-Gulf Islands and Mike Morris of the Kitchener Center.

Speaking to supporters at the Toronto Center, Paul said that part of the legacy of this election is that it has further divided and polarized the country.

“What we’re seeing tonight is that the Canadian people have decided to send essentially the same number of MPs back to Parliament in the same proportion, they’re basically sending back the same number of other minority governments. What we’ve seen before, and so now we’re back to the status quo,” Paul said.

“I would say we are back to the status quo, except that we are unfortunately returning more divided and more polarized than we were before this election, it is certainly part of the legacy of this election.”

Paul said it was important that these divisions be resolved.

“We need to make sure that the wounds that were created during this election are not permanent, because the Canadian people are clearly saying: we want you to work together, we want you to work together. You collaborate, you’ve got to find a way to do that, and you’ve got to find a way to give us the help we need for the rest of this pandemic,” she said.

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Andrew is a reporter based in Toronto.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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