Former NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel loses seat as Liberals sweep west Quebec
Former NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel loses Hull-Aylmer
The Liberals have swept the NDP out of west Quebec, taking three seats previously held by New Democrats — including the party's former interim leader — and one new riding without an incumbent.
The highest profile candidate to lose her seat was Nycole Turmel, who temporarily headed the federal NDP after Jack Layton was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.
Turmel served as interim leader after Layton's death until Tom Mulcair was elected to lead the party in 2012. She went down to defeat to the Liberals' Greg Fergus.
Boivin, Ravignat also lose
Francoise Boivin, a former one-term Liberal MP for Gatineau who was part of the "orange wave" that swept across Quebec in 2011, also lost her seat Monday night, as did Mathieu Ravignat, the NDP MP for the Pontiac.
The Liberals' Steven MacKinnon won in Gatineau, while Will Amos won in Pontiac.
Liberals also claimed the new riding of Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation, with Stéphane Lauzon being declared as the winner with slightly less than 40 percent of the polls reporting.