Liberals obtain majority in 42nd federal election

NDP suffers losses all across the country, Conservatives drop more than 60 seats

Trudeau, seen here at his visit to TRU in 2013. (Sean Brady/The Omega)

Trudeau, seen here at his visit to TRU in 2013. (Sean Brady/The Omega)

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have been elected to a majority government, taking 184 seats in the House of Commons. The win comes at the cost of the NDP and Conservatives, who both suffered significant losses, against the predictions of pollsters.

The Conservatives finished with 99 seats and the NDP with 44. Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe lost his seat in Laurier–Sainte-Marie, but the party managed 10 seats. Green leader Elizabeth May was the sole member of her party elected.

Locally, in what almost became a three-way race, Cathy McLeod retained her seat as a Conservative with 35.2 per cent of the vote, but will now serve as opposition. The NDP’s Bill Sundhu pulled in 30.8 per cent of the vote and the Liberals’ Steve Powrie 30.5 per cent. The Green Party’s Matt Greenwood received 3.6 per cent of the vote.

Voter turnout was approximately 69 per cent nationally, while voters in the Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo showed up in what might be record numbers: 74.07 per cent. Neither number includes voters who registered on Election Day.

All figures are preliminary results provided by Elections Canada.