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Judicial recount results arriving after narrow election wins

Tight outcomes lead to recounts in some ridings after Oct. 19 election

Posted: October 30, 2015
Last Updated: November 03, 2015

Judicial recounts are mandatory if the vote margin between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the valid votes cast. (Elections Canada)

Judicial recounts have been completed and others are in the works in a number of ridings where the results were tight following the federal election of Oct. 19. 

The recounts are mandatory if the vote margin between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the valid votes cast.

They can also be done at the request of a candidate if there are questions about miscounted or rejected ballots.

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Elections Canada will publish the results on its website after the recounts are completed.

Here is a list of final recount results and recounts ordered to date:

Recount results confirmed:

Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River

Elections Canada announced on Tuesday that NDP Georgina Jolibois won by 82 votes over Liberal candidate Lawrence Joseph in the Saskatchewan electoral district of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River. 

Former Conservative MP Rob Clarke came in third place.

Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup

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Conservative Bernard Généreux has officially been declared elected following the results of a recount that took place on Oct. 31, Elections Canada announced on Monday.

Généreux won by 272 votes in the Quebec riding of Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup over Liberal candidate Marie-Josée Normand.

Regina-Lewvan

Elections Canada announced on Friday that NDP candidate Erin Weir has won the Saskatchewan riding of Regina-Lewvan by a margin of 132 votes over Conservative Trent Fraser after a request for a recount was withdrawn.

Edmonton-Mill Woods

A judicial recount confirmed on Thursday that Liberal candidate Amarjeet Sohi won over Conservative candidate Tim Uppal by 92 votes in the riding of Edmonton-Mill Woods.

Recounts ordered:

Barrie–Springwater–Oro–Medonte

A judicial recount is pending for the Ontario riding of Barrie–Springwater–Oro–Medonte, where Conservative Alex Nuttall won by 108 votes over Liberal Brian Tamblyn.

Hochelaga

A recount was scheduled for Nov. 2 in the Quebec riding of Hochelaga, where NDP candidate Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet is leading Liberal candidate Marwah Rizqy by 541 votes.

With files from The Canadian Press