For the second time in as many months, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have snatched a constituency out of the Conservatives’ hands.
A month after a Liberal took a nationalist riding in Quebec, a former B-C mayor did it for the Liberals in the British Columbia riding of South Surrey-White Rock.
Gordie Hogg finished five percentage points better than one-time Harper cabinet minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay did.
Trudeau’s Liberals also retained Toronto’s Scarborough Agincourt riding, as well as Newfoundland’s Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, from where popular Liberal Judy Foote retired due to family health concerns.
Liberal Churence Rogers won the seat with 69 per cent of the vote — 46 points ahead of his Conservative rival.
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The Conservatives held onto their own safe seat in Battlefords-Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.
Rosemarie Falk, who worked as a legislative assistant for Conservative MP Arnold Viersen, took 69.6 per cent of the vote in Battlefords—Lloydminster.
The seat had become empty after Gerry Ritz announced his resignation earlier this year.
(With files from The Canadian Press)