Three provinces complete elections


Three Canadian provinces have completed their elections with few changes.

In Manitoba the New Democratic Party (NDP) gained one seat to strengthen their majority with 37 of the 57 seats in the provincial assembly. Although they were only 2.1% behind the NDP, the Progressive Conservatives (PC) took the same number of seats as in 2007, 19, whilst the Liberals lost one seat to drop to just one member in the legislature.

In Prince Edward Island the Liberals held their vote, but dropped one seat to go to 22 seats in the 27 seat legislature. The Progressive Conservatives (PC) took the remaining five seats, an increase of one on the 2007 result.

In the Northwest Territories there are no parties, with the legislature being run by consensus, but the elections were completed by Wednesday.

The next test, and of major interest to all the parties, will be the Ontario contest which takes place today.

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