Raise the Hammer will be reporting on the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, with a focus on Hamilton ridings.
By RTH Staff
Published May 02, 2011
We're reporting on the results of the 2011 election as they come in via various news sources. We're featuring reporting from Hamilton East-Stoney Creek by Joey Coleman. We'll also be grabbing results from other media outlets and posting them here.
Joey Coleman is providing live results directly from Hamilton East-Stoney Creek on a Google Map below:
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Reporting Here Starts at 10:00 pm
Live results commence at 10:00 pm once polls are closed across the country. Feel free to start making predictions below! As well as the information above we'll be posting major updates in this article.
The ban on early election results posting has been broken on Twitter. It shouldn't surprise anyone that information travels rather freely in the digital age, especially in free societies. That said, before breaking the law, consider the potential consequences.
10:05 pm: First Results Have CBC Predicting Conservative Government & Possibly A Majority
CBC has results and they indicate that the Conservatives are doing very well. The parties are leading or elected in seats as follows:
10:12 pm: Jack Layton Predicted To Be Leader Of Official Opposition
After a massive NDP surge in the latter weeks of the campaign, Jack Layton will now become the leader of the official opposition, predict multiple media outlets.
10:32 pm: Christopherson Re-elected
David Christopherson, the NDP candidate in Hamilton Centre, has such a lead is such that he's being acclaimed as the official winner in Hamilton Centre, surprising no-one.
Other results from the Hamilton area via the CBC:
10:47 pm: Conservatives Win Majority, Says Globe & Mail
The Globe & Mail is reporting that the Conservatives "surged" to a majority win tonight.
10:53 pm: It's Official: Conservatives Win Majority
In an election that saw the Liberals crumble, the Bloc destroyed, and the NDP make historic gains, the Conservatives have reached their long-sought majority, taking Canada back to majority government status for the first time in seven years and giving Stephen Harper a powerful mandate.
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