The Bloc Quebecois is dominating outside
of Montreal in early returns. A big reason for that is the very strong
anti-migrant feeling inside Quebec. Quebec passed a law making it
illegal to wear the burqua and niqab. They are also fed up with Trudeau
welcoming all those who walk across the border with open arms. As a
minority itself within a majority population, Quebecois struggle to
maintain their own culture and identity as a separate and distinct
people, and the unfettered migration of “asylum seekers” is threatening
that in every possible way. The elites in the media don’t like to touch
this third rail of Canadian internecine politics.
The BQ surge will also eat away at the Liberal hope for a clear majority.
Leyland Cecco has our first results of the night.As of 10pm EST (now) the results are as follows:
Number of seats the party has won or is leading in:
Bloc Québécois 16
New Democratic party 9
While the Liberals have lost a handful of seats in Atlantic Canada, the
party has nonetheless emerged largely unscathed – a promising result for
But as results from Ontario and Quebec begin to pour in, the race is expected to tighten considerably.
The separatist Bloc Québécois party is hoping to make substantial gains in Québec, stealing back seats the Liberals won in 2015.
In the suburbs of Ontario, Conservatives are hoping to make gains as
well- but early results don’t look promising for the party.“
Katherine McCoun says:
It seems to me that all of the parties
other than the conservatives are various varieties of leftist – from
“normal” leftist to communists. Won’t they join together if 170 aren’t
reached by the liberals by themselves?