In many ways the incoming Parliament looks quite similar to its predecessor, with 240 returning MPs, the same number of MPs who are Indigenous or a visible minority, and 10 more women.
A third of the 60 MPs representing ridings that flipped were won with less than five per cent of the vote. From clockwise top left, are some of those who eked out close wins, including Liberal MPs-elect Irek Kusmierczyk, Élisabeth Brière, and Tim Louis, Conservative MPs-elect Nelly Shin, Chris d’Entremont, and Tamara Jansen, Green Party MP-elect Jenica Atwin, and Bloc MP-elect Andréanne Larouche. Photographs courtesy of Facebook and candidate websites
Eight former MPs, seven lawyers, five farmers, two Olympic athletes, a financial adviser, a musician, and an actor are all among the 98 new MPs headed to the Hill this fall.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'