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In loss, NDP candidate calls for alternative voting system

In his loss to the Liberal candidate in Scarborough Centre, Monday night, the NDP candidate called for a change from the first past the post federal election system. Wilson conceded defeat to Salma Zahid, who won the riding with a 5,661 plurality, or more than 51 per cent of the vote. Roxanne James, the Conservative, came in second with about 30 per cent of the ballots, while Wilson polled about 12 per cent for third place. In losing, Wilson called for a new voting system.

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Liberal ‘red wave’ rises in Atlantic Canada, carries into East York

At 10 p.m. the CBC announced that Liberals will form the next federal government. With earliest results coming from Atlantic Canada, the CBC said that the so-called “red wave” had swept the Atlantic region, unseating such sitting Conservative cabinet ministers as Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea and Aboriginal and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt.