by Spencer Fernando

June 19, 2018

Formerly held by the Liberals, Chicoutimi – Le Fjord goes to Conservatives by a huge margin.

In the first test of Justin Trudeau’s supposed popularity bump after the Canada-US trade dispute, his party got crushed in a byelection, losing the seat of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to the Conservatives.

The seat was previously held by the Liberals under MP Denis Lemieux. But in the byelection, the Conservatives won 53% of the vote. Richard Martel will become the new MP for the area.

The Liberals were far back with 29%.

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