The CPC and the NDP came up winners last night in the four federal by-elections that were held.
The CPC are two more seats stronger. Cumberland--Colchester--Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia and Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup,Quebec, an upset from what was a Bloc stronghold.
The NDP hang on to their seat in New Westminster--Coquitlam and increased their overall vote.
The Bloq held on to their seat in Hochelaga in Montreal's east end. No surprise there.
Hmmmmm...... where are the Liberals? Well they ended up in a distant third in ALL four ridings. They did no better than with Dion at the helm. They should have done better. By elections usually are a protest against the governing party and usually the official opposition capitalizes. You would think they would have benefited with the recession and all.
Looks like not this time. The governing party won half of the seats, the official opposition came up empty. I see this as an endorsement of the Conservative government and maybe of things to come next general election. Namely a majority Conservative government.
BTW. Congratulations to all the winners! God Bless you as serve the people of Canada!