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Monday, October 21, 49% of eligible Pontiac voters elected Liberal incumbent William Amos to a second term representing the Pontiac riding in the House of Commons. In second place came David Blackburn, Conservative, with 17% of the vote; Jonathan Carreiro-Benoit came third with 16%; and the NDP’s Denise Giroux came fourth with 10%.

In total, 66.46% of Pontiac’s eligible voters exercised their right to vote, down from 2015’s 71.8%; the party showing the most improvement in the Pontiac riding was the Bloc, up 9.1% from 2015.

Nationally, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won a minority government, followed by Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. As of 10 am, October 22, preliminary results indicated that 65.95% of eligible Canadian voters cast a ballot, down slightly from 68.3% in 2015, however, only 99.67% of polls had been reported. 

The following is a breakdown of the Pontiac riding’s results, with 69,915 of the 91,656 registered electors casting their ballots:

William Amos (Liberal) obtained 29,759 votes (49%), down from 54.5% in 2015.

David Blackburn (Conservative) received 10,298 votes (17%), up from the 13.9% Benjamin Woodman collected in 2015.

With 9,851 votes (16%) for Jonathan Carreiro-Benoit (Bloc Quebecois), it represented a drastic increase from the 6.9% Bloc candidate Nicolas Lepage received in 2015.

Denise Giroux (New Democratic Party) obtained 6,364 votes (10%), down from the 22.5% Mathieu Ravignat received in 2015.

The Green Party, headed by Claude Bertrand this year, also saw a fairly large increase in votes, from 1.7% in 2015 to 6% (3,631) this time around. Colin Griffiths ran as the Pontiac’s Green candidate in 2015.

Mario Belec (People’s Party) garnered 764 votes (1.2%), Shawn Stewart (Veteran’s Coalition) collected 197 and Louis Lang (Marxist-Leninist) got 51.