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Student Vote Canada reflects somewhat national, local results

The Student Vote in Souris-Moose Mountain had the same winner as their parents
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Students in schools throughout Souris-Moose Mountain and across Canada cast their ballots.

SOURIS-MOOSE MOUNTAIN - More than 700,000 elementary and high school students across the country participated in Student Vote Canada, coinciding with the 2021 federal election.

After learning about democracy and elections, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of the country, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district.

As of 9 p.m. ET on September 20, 740,515 votes were reported from 5,478 schools, with results reported from all 338 federal electoral districts.

Locally, in the riding of Souris-Moose Mountain, the results reflected the real result with the winning candidate, with a couple of exceptions with the other candidates.

Incumbent MP, Conservative Robert Kitchen won the student vote with 1,100 vote or 62.2 per cent of the vote; NDP candidate Hannah Duerr was second with 245 votes or 13.85 per cent; People’s Party candidate Diane Neufeld had 178 votes or 10.06 per cent; Liberal Javin Ames-Sinclair garnered 141 votes or 7.97 per cent; and Maverick candidate Greg Douglas had 105 votes, or 5.94 per cent of the vote.

Nationally, the Liberal Party won 117 seats and 24 per cent of the popular vote, forming a minority government. Justin Trudeau won in his seat in the riding of Papineau, QC.

The NDP won 107 seats and took 29 per cent of the popular vote, forming the official opposition. Jagmeet Singh won his seat in the riding of Burnaby South, B.C.

The Conservative Party won 91 seats and 25 per cent of the popular vote. Erin O’Toole won his seat in the riding of Durham, Ont.

The Bloc Québecois won 20 seats and took 2 per cent of the popular vote. Yves-François Blanchet lost his seat in the riding of Beloeil-Chambly, QC.

The Green Party won three seats and 10 per cent of the popular vote. Annamie Paul lost her seat in the riding of Toronto Centre, Ont.