The Liberals have been re-elected with a minority government.

Justin Trudeau’s party won 157 seats…13 short of the 170 needed for a majority and 20 fewer than before the election.

The Conservatives won 121 seats, up from the 95 they had going into the vote.

The N-D-P lost all but one of its ridings in Quebec and elected 24 MP’s…15 fewer than before the election.

The Bloc Quebecois jumped from 10 seats to 32.

The Green Party boosted its seat count to three.

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier lost his Quebec seat and none of the party’s candidates were elected.

Former Liberal cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould won her Vancouver-Granville riding as an Independent MP.


Kingston-Area Ridings

Kingston and the Islands staid Liberal.  Mark Gerretsen was re-elected with 30,688 votes…almost twice the number of votes as second place finisher Barrington Walker of the NDP.  Walker got 15,592 votes.

Elections Canada says voter turnout in Kingston and the Islands was 68.48%.


Kingston and the Islands

PPC – Andy Brooke


2.6 %

Green Party – Candice Christmas


8.8 %

Liberal – Mark Gerretsen


46.0 %

NDP – Barrington Walker


23.4 %

Conservative – Ruslan Yakoviychuk


19.2 %

Polls Reporting: 250 of 250 (100 %)

Voter Turnout: 66,672 of 97,364 registered electors (68.48 %) — does not include electors who registered on election day.

Population: 117,543

Number of electors on list: 97,364


In Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston…Conservative Scott Reid was re-elected.  Liberal Kayley Kennedy finished a distant second with 14,926 votes.



PPC – Matthew Barton


1.8 %

Liberal – Kayley Kennedy


24.5 %

Green Party – Stephen Kotze


11.1 %

Conservative – Scott Reid


48.3 %

NDP – Satinka Schilling


14.3 %

Polls Reporting: 254 of 254 (100 %)

Voter Turnout: 60,868 of 86,806 registered electors (70.12 %) — does not include electors who registered on election day.

Population: 101,630

Number of electors on list: 86,806


Other Local Results

It was an easy win for Conservative candidate Michael Barret in the riding of Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands-Rideau Lakes.  Barret scored just over 49% of the vote.

Conservative Derek Sloan defeated Liberal Mike Bossio in Hastings, Lennox and Addington.  In the Bay of Quinte Riding…Liberal Neil Ellis won by 1,465 votes over Conservative Tim Durkin.


Elections Canada Results:



Police – Aberdeen Street

Kingston Police say they are disappointed with the behaviour displayed on Saturday in the Aberdeen Street area during a Homecoming gathering of up to 12 thousand people.

Police say the majority of people were respectful – but there were numerous incidents where they were not.  Police issued 109 provincial offences, two criminal charges were laid, and numerous warnings were given.

A 20-year-old man from Toronto is facing criminal charges after jumping on the roof of a police cruiser on Division Street.  A crowd was cheering him on. He ran but was tackled a short distance away.

Police are looking for the individuals who trashed a Red Bull vehicle when it ran out of free drinks.  They are also looking for the man who assaulted a female police officer. Police say onlookers took video, encouraged the man and nobody intervened to help the officer.


Saxe – Climate Change Town Hall

A special meeting of Kingston city council tonight takes place in the form of a town hall meeting on what steps are needed to address climate change in Kingston.

Former Ontario Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe will give the keynote address at six tonight followed by a question and answer session.


United Way

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it is like being a firefighter…Kingston Fire and Rescue is offering a unique opportunity to the public today and raising money for the United Way KFLA campaign.

It is holding an open house at its fire training facility and for a minimum $20 donation you can experience live fire training.  The open house takes place from 10am to noon today at 3 Terry Fox Drive.