Judicial recount confirms NDP's Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet won in Hochelaga
Incumbent New Democrat MP's margin of victory was only 500 votes over Liberal rival
New Democratic candidate Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet has been confirmed the winner in the riding of Hochelaga after a recount, Elections Canada said on Thursday.
On the night of the Oct. 19 election Boutin-Sweet won the riding by a margin of 541 votes. The Liberal candidate, Marwah Rizqy, came second. After the recount, that difference was adjusted to 500 votes.
The recount was requested by a candidate, Elections Canada said.
In cases where the margin is less than one one-thousandth of the valid votes cast, recounts are mandatory.
Another recount in Quebec, in the riding of Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup, confirmed the victory of Conservative Bernard Généreux over Liberal Marie-Josée Normand on Oct. 31.