Liberals Win in Labrador
Our AGM was very well attended with Andy Mitchell as guest speaker. Our new executive was elected and committees formed to begin the job of returning Canada to all Canadians, repairing the damage to our economy, agencies and our international reputation caused by the reckless ideologues currently in government.
It was a full house on Sunday as local Liberals gathered at the South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club to watch the announcement of Justin Trudeau’s leadership victory.
Whistles, bells and tambourines clamoured as speeches were delivered by former party leaders and leadership candidates in advance of the announcement. And with Trudeau capturing 86 per cent of the local vote, his victory was met with loud welcome.
“This is a great way to end to the leadership race,” said Liberal riding president Leigh Beal, who has hosted a series of meetings over recent months to watch the debates. “Opening participation has created a real ground swell of interest in the Liberal Party and in politics generally. We are looking forward to building on this momentum.”
In his victory speech, Trudeau described the occasion as the “first stop” in the campaign to bring down the current government in the 2015 election, emphasizing the importance of Party unity and the strength of individual riding associations.
Beal said the election result shows great solidarity within the Party. “People have made it very clear who they think will lead this party most effectively — and I agree with them. We’ve certainly seen Trudeau’s ability to inspire and engage throughout the leadership contest and I think those traits will resonate with a public that has been barraged with negativity for the last decade.”
Final figures released by the Liberal Party show Parry Sound-Muskoka Liberals and supporters cast a total of 505 ballots in the leadership race; an exceptional 93 per cent of the 545 registered to vote. In total 104,552 ballots were cast across Canada, making this the highest rate of participation in any leadership, for any party, in history.
Thanks to Muskoka News Watch: MNW has posted a new item, 'Trudeau new Liberal leader: official results'
Justin Trudeau 24,668
Joyce Murray 3,130
Martha Hall Findlay 1,760
Martin Cauchon 815
Deborah Coyne 214 and Karen McCrimmon with 210
Please see leadership watch post below for reaction from Parry Sound Muskoka
Liberal Association President Leigh Beal.
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NOTE from PSMFLA: Each Riding had 100 points applied as a percentage of votes for each candidate.
In Parry Sound Muskoka 86 percent voted for Justin Trudeau.
Thus our Riding provided 86 points for Trudeau
Teh overall winner nationally needed 51 percent of all the available points from 308 ridings or 51 percent of 30800 points. (15,401points)
Trudeau won in the first round with 24,668 points.
Our local Event on April 14: Watching the result of the vote:
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