Most mailed ballots have already been counted: Elections Canada – CityNews Toronto

Elections Canada says it believes that most of the 850,000 mail-in ballots that were not counted Monday night have already been counted, but there are still several closed constituencies that have yet to be determined.

On Wednesday, the constituencies of Fredericton, Edmonton Center, Northwest Territories, and Yukon were declared for the Liberals after the count concluded, along with the Toronto lead of Davenport, where Liberal Julie Dzerowicz beat out NDP candidate Alejandra Bravo. by 165 votes.

Toronto’s Spadina-Fort York was declared by Kevin Vuong, who was on the ballot as a Liberal, although the party overruled him over a late campaign disclosure that he had been charged with sexual assault in 2019. The charge was later dropped. but the party has said that Vuong will have to sit as an independent deputy.

A count is expected in the Winnipeg area at Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, where conservative incumbent Marty Morantz beat liberal Doug Eyolfson by 24 votes.

In Edmonton Griesbach, where The Canadian Press projects that Blake Desjarlais scored a remarkable victory for the NDP over the Conservatives, mail ballots are still being counted.

In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, fewer than 1,000 votes separated new Democrat Lisa Marie Barron from conservative Tamara Kronis, with Green Paul Manly the incumbent relatively close, where 6,892 mail-in votes were still counted on Wednesday.

Elections Canada cautioned that in some constituencies with thousands of votes by mail, final results may not be available until Friday.

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