One billion not good enough
The God-Emperor

Fractured Canada

The first black prime minister of Canada gets another term.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in a stronger-than-expected showing in Canada’s national elections, claiming a “clear mandate” Tuesday despite a Parliament and nation increasingly fractured along regional lines. [...]

With results still trickling in, the Liberals had 157 seats — 13 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons — while the Conservatives had 121.

The following result is quite stunning:

While Trudeau claimed a mandate, his party won fewer raw votes nationally than the Conservatives did, and failed to win a single seat in the western provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, where the Conservatives dominated.

So, Trudeau's Liberals got:

  • 13.7% of the vote in Alberta.
  • 11.6% of the vote in Saskatchewan.
  • fewer national votes than the Conservatives.

Those two provinces must really loath Trudeau. For reference, Conservatives got 69.2% in Alberta and 64.3% in Saskatchewan.


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