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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.

Winners

  • 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 voters made history on Monday as Green party candidate Jenica Atwin became first-ever Green MP elected east of British Columbia. 2:44

Losers

  • 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

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. 2:18

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

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

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

"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. 0:53

 

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