NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is on his way back to Ottawa after being re-elected at Burnaby South in the 2021 federal election, Granthshala News Projects.
Liberal Bre Huang Sami came second and Conservative Party’s Likki Lovezi third.
“You can count on the New Democrats to keep fighting for you – as we fought for you in the pandemic, when times were tough and people were struggling, when people were fighting for their future,” Singh told supporters on Monday. Worried about it, we were there for you.” Night.
“We’ll keep fighting to make sure the super-rich pay their fair share, that the billionaires pay their fair share, so that the burden doesn’t fall on you and your families.”
While the final seat count had not yet been decided, the NDP would maintain the balance of power in Canada’s new Liberal minority government.
Singh clarified that he would use that position to push for progress on pharmacare, dental coverage, affordable housing and indigenous issues.
He spent less time in British Columbia during this campaign than in 2019, when he devoted the entire two weeks of cumulative time to the province.
He opted to wrap up his campaign with an all-day blitz in the Lower Mainland on Sunday.
One area that attracted the leader’s attention with visits in both July and August was the Nanaimo-Ladysmith ride, where the party hoped to oust Paul Manley – one of only two Green Party MPs on dissolution.
As of 9:30 p.m. Monday, the riding remained a tight three-way race, with the NDP and Conservative candidates leading.
Earlier this month, Singh was forced to apologize to the BC Assembly of the First Nations after missing an invitation to address the group.
This is the third victory in Singh’s ride after winning both the general elections and the by-elections in 2019.
Singh, a former Ontario MPP, moved to B.C. to run in the by-election.
The ride has long been a fertile NDP area and was previously organized by current Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
It was created in the 2012 redistribution, drawn from Burnaby-Douglas and Burnaby-New Westminster, both of which have voted for the NDP for decades.
You can find full results for the poll here, and find your ride here.