Harris, Goodale, Bernier and Raitt headline list of notable election winners and losers

Here's a look at some of the notable politicians elected or re-elected tonight, and some significant players who have gone down to defeat.

Here's a look at some of the notable politicians who were elected, re-elected or lost tonight

Top row: Liberal Ralph Goodale and Conservative Lisa Raitt lost their seats in Monday's election. Bottom row: Former Trudeau minister Jody Wilson-Raybould won as an Independent in Vancouver Granville, while PPC Leader Maxime Bernier and Liberal turned Independent Jane Philpott lost in Markham-Stouffville. (Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau is still prime minister and Andrew Scheer is still leader of the Opposition.

But the Liberals have been reduced to a minority government, and the Conservatives have increased their seat total along with coming out ahead in the popular vote.

The Bloc Quebecois is back — with official party status. The Greens' caucus now stands at three, and the NDP, despite losing 16 seats from its 2015 totals, finds itself in a position of some influence given the Liberal's minority position.

Here's a look at some of the notable politicians elected or re-elected tonight, and some significant players who have gone down to defeat, according to CBC projections.


  • Jenica Atwin helped the Greens make their first federal breakthrough in the Maritimes, with a projected win in Fredericton.
  • Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet will have a seat in the House of Commons, securing Beloeil-Chambly.
  • NDP Jack Harris retook the riding of St. John's East, beating incumbent Liberal Nick Whalen. Harris lost to Whalen in 2015. 
  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Liberal cabinet minister at the centre of Justin Trudeau's SNC-Lavalin scandal, won her riding of Vancouver Granville as an Independent.
  • High-profile Liberal Islanders Lawrence MacAulay and Wayne Easter retained their seats, helping to keep all of Prince Edward Island red.
  • Conservative Rob Moore has helped make inroads in New Brunswick, taking back the riding of Fundy Royal.
  • After a close race, Liberal Wayne Long, who went against his own party at times, was re-elected in Saint John-Rothesay.
  • Steven Guilbeault, Trudeau's star environmental candidate won in Laurier–Saint-Marie. 
  • The Trudeau cabinet, all of whom were re-elected except Ralph Goodale and Amarjeet Sohi (see below).

Watch: Jenica Atwin elected for Greens in Fredericton, N.B.

Fredericton elects first Green MP for New Brunswick

3 years ago
Duration 2:45
Fredericton voters made history on Monday as Green party candidate Jenica Atwin became first-ever Green MP elected east of British Columbia.


  • Ralph Goodale, one of Trudeau's key ministers and often the stable hand when the government needed it, was defeated in Regina-Wascana after more than four decades in politics.
  • The Conservatives' deputy leader, Lisa Raitt, lost to Liberal Adam van Koeverden in Milton.
  • People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier lost his own seat in Beauce. Conservative Richard Lehoux took the Quebec riding.
  • Jane Philpott, the former health and indigenous services minister who quit cabinet in solidarity with Jody Wilson-Raybould and was then expelled from the Liberal caucus, was defeated in Markham-Stouffville.
  • Liberal cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi won't be returning to Ottawa; the riding of Edmonton Mill Woods is going to Conservative Tim Uppal.
  • Liberal Randy Boissonnault has lost in Edmonton Centre.
  • The NDP lost a number of incumbents in Quebec: NDP Matthew Dubé, the party's public safety critic, is projected to lose Beloeil-Chambly to Blanchet, while Guy Caron, who took the reins in the House of Commons until leader Jagmeet Singh won his own seat, lost Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques, also to the Bloc.
  • Country singer George Canyon had star power but couldn't flip Central Nova blue. Liberal Sean Fraser is projected to return to the House of Commons.
  • Former Ontario Liberal cabinet minister Sandra Pupatello failed to unseat NDP incumbent Brian Masse in Windsor West.

Watch: PPC Leader Maxime Bernier speaks after defeat in his riding of Beauce

Bernier says it is only the beginning for the People's Party

3 years ago
Duration 2:19
After his party failed to gain a seat, People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier says the issues his party raised aren't going away.

Watch: 'Political cycles come and go,' defeated Ralph Goodale says

Lisa Raitt loses her seat

3 years ago
Duration 0:51
In her concession speech, Ontario Conservative candidate Lisa Raitt says it has been an honour to serve as the deputy leader of her party.

Watch: Conservative MP Lisa Raitt concedes defeat in Milton, Ont.

'Political cycles come and go,' Goodale says

3 years ago
Duration 0:54
"I've been a loyal Liberal in Saskatchewan for a very long time, much longer than a lot of people would have predicted," Liberal candidate Ralph Goodale says after losing in the federal election. He spoke with reporters his Regina-Wascana riding.


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