Ninety-eight new faces, including eight who made a comeback, make up the new minority Parliament.
Of the 98 ridings represented by new MPs, 60 were flipped. The Conservatives, which picked up 27 more seats in the election, lead with most new MPs at 43, followed by the Liberals’ 24. The rise of the Bloc Québécois largely cut into the NDP’s foothold in Quebec, which saw the party reduced to one seat. The Bloc, which fell two seats shy of qualifying for official party status in the last session, has 22 new caucus members, all of whom are new faces on the Hill. The NDP, for its part, has eight new MPs, while the federal Greens’ secured its first seat in Atlantic Canada.
- With files from Samantha Wright Allen