Saskatchewan

Judicial recount to be held in Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River

A judicial recount will be held in the Saskatchewan electoral district of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River — a riding in which the NDP beat the Liberals by 71 votes.

71 votes separated the NDP's Georgina Jolibois from the Liberals' Lawrence Joseph

Georgina Jolibois and Lawrence Joseph ended the night separated by just 71 votes on Oct. 19. (CBC)

A judicial recount will be held in the Saskatchewan electoral district of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River — a riding in which the NDP beat the Liberals by 71 votes.

After the lead went back and forth a few times on election night, Oct. 19, the NDP, represented by Georgina Jolibois, edged out the Liberal candidate Lawrence Joseph.

Jolibois received 10,300 votes and Joseph received 10,229.

The recount, which will be overseen by a Queen's Bench judge, will be held on Nov. 2.

It was announced by chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand after Joseph requested it.

Recount ordered in Regina-Lewvan, too

This means there are now two Saskatchewan ridings in which a judicial recount has been ordered.

The recount in Regina-Lewvan, where the NDP's Erin Weir beat the Conservative Party's Trent Fraser by 132 votes, began Thursday morning.

The results of the recounts will be published on the Elections Canada website after they are completed.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand ordered the recount. In fact, Mayrand only announced that a recount would take place.
    Nov 02, 2015 12:43 PM CT

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