Students elect Liberal minority government in national student parallel election

The students have called it.

More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students participated in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal election.

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After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating Canada’s future, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s riding.

As of 5 p.m. eastern time today, 1,181,053 votes were reported from 7,855 schools, with results from 338 federal ridings.

The Liberal Party took 22.3 per cent of the popular vote and won 110 seats, forming a minority government. Justin Trudeau won in his riding of Papineau.

The NDP will form the official opposition with 24.8 per cent of the popular vote and 99 seats. Jagmeet Singh won his seat in Burnaby South.

The Conservative Party took 25.1 per cent of the popular vote and won 94 seats. Andrew Scheer won his seat in Regina-Qu’Appelle.

The Green Party took 18.2 per cent of the popular vote and won 28 seats. Elizabeth May won her seat in Saanich-Gulf Islands.

The Bloc Québecois took 1.3 per cent of the popular vote and won nine seats. Yves-François Blanchet did not win his seat in Beloeil-Chambly.

These results include two ties: Newmarket-Aurora is tied between the Conservatives and NDP, and Niagara Centre is tied between the NDP and Liberals.

Here's the provincial breakdown:

Provincial Breakdown:

British Columbia – 209,529 participating students elected 24 NDP, 10 Conservative and 8 Green Party candidates.

Alberta – 212,787 participating students elected 30 Conservative, 3 NDP and 1 Liberal candidates.

 Saskatchewan – 45,752participating students elected 11 Conservative and 3 NDP candidates.

 Manitoba – 38,857 participating students elected 5 NPD, 5 Conservative and 4 Liberal candidates.

Ontario – 458,883 participating students elected 54 Liberal, 36 NDP, 28 Conservative and 5 Green Party candidates.

Quebec – 103,406 participating students elected 35 Liberal, 22 NDP, 9 Bloc Québecois, 8 Conservative and 4 Green Party candidates.

 Nova Scotia – 38,461 participating students elected 5 Liberal, 4 Green Party and 2 NDP candidates.

 New Brunswick – 37,295 participating students elected 5 Green Party, 3 Liberal and 2 Conservative candidates.

 Newfoundland and Labrador – 22,122 participating students elected 5 Liberal and 2 NDP candidates.

 Prince Edward Island – 8,079 participating students elected 2 Green Party and 2 Liberal candidates.  Northwest Territories – 2,116 participating students elected 1 Liberal candidate.

 Yukon – 1,937 participating students elected 1 NDP candidate.

 Nunavut – 1,829 participating students elected 1 NDP candidate.

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