The incumbent is returning Ottawa. Carol Hughes of the NDP captured the riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing in last night’s Federal Election. Hughes had over 41 per cent of the votes or 16,740 in total. She finished over 6,700 votes ahead of her nearest competitor Dave Williamson of the Conservatives. Hughes says she is looking forward to getting back to work.
“I’m extremely happy that the people of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing have put their faith and confidence in me,” she said. “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and go back to work for them.”
Hughes says the issues in the riding differ from community to community.
“Certainly health care and affordability were prominent throughout,” she said. “They were also concerned about access to transportation. Those are some of the issues that we have bee talking about for quite some time.
Heather Wilson of the Liberals. The youngest candidate in the race Max Chapman of the Green party was fourth, followed by Dave De Lisle of the People’s Party of Canada and then the Marquis de Marmalade Rhinoceros party.
In total more than 40,000 people turned out to vote in the riding of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing that’s 61 per cent of the registered voters.