Judicial recounts ordered in two more ridings after narrow election wins

Two more judicial recounts have been ordered in ridings where the race was tight between Conservative and Liberal candidates during last Monday's election, bringing the total recount to three.

Two more recounts will take place in Quebec and Ontario ridings later this week, following Edmonton decision

Three judicial recounts have been ordered in ridings with tights races following the federal election on Oct. 19. (Elections Canada)

Another two judicial recounts have been ordered following the results of last Monday's election, bringing the total number of recounts to three.

The first recount was approved last week in the Alberta riding of Edmonton Mill Woods, where Liberal Amarjeet Sohi won by 79 votes over Conservative Tim Uppal.

A Superior Court judge ordered a judicial recount in the Quebec riding of Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–Rivière-du-Loup.

Liberal candidate Marie-Josée Normand sought the recount after losing to Conservative Bernard Généreux by less than 270 votes.

The recount will take place on Oct. 29.

Judicial recounts are mandatory if the vote margin difference 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.

A judicial recount was also ordered in the Ontario riding of Barrie–Springwater–Oro–Medonte where Conservative Alex Nuttall won by 108 votes over Liberal Brian Tamblyn.

This recount will begin on Friday, Oct. 30.

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

With files from Canadian Press


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