Canada Votes 2019: Federal election updates B.C. edition

    2 hours to go till polls close in B.C.

    Hi everyone and thanks for joining us. My name's Alex Migdal and I'm a social media editor at CBC Vancouver. I'll be curating our liveblog throughout the evening. 
    Here's what you can expect:
    • Live riding-by-riding results in B.C.
    • Updates from reporters in the field across the province
    • Analysis as the evening unfolds
    • Our network TV special (airing on the left-hand side)
    Stick around for a busy, fun and potentially nail-biting evening.

    Good evening, B.C.! This is Justin McElroy, CBC Vancouver's Municipal Affairs Reporter, checking in. 

    I'll be focusing tonight on the 42 electoral districts in British Columbia — 26 in and around Vancouver, seven on Vancouver Island, and nine in the rest of the province. 
    Polls close here at 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET), making it the last place in the country to report results.
    Most of the time, that means a government has been decided by the time ballots get counted in earnest out here, but given the uncertainty in the polls, B.C. may determine whether the Liberal or the Conservative Party holds more leverage in a minority government scenario. 
    There are a lot of ridings up in the air, but ones we'll be paying special attention to include Vancouver-Granville, where Jody Wilson-Raybould is seeking re-election as an independent, and Burnaby North-Seymour, home to the terminus of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and where Liberal MP Terry Beech is trying to hold on against NDP icon Svend Robinson. 
    And, of course, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Leader Elizabeth May both have seats in B.C., meaning we'll be hearing plenty from the west coast all night long. 
    by Justin McElroy edited by Alex Migdal 10/22/2019 12:08:00 AM

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  • Vancouver-Granville is one riding to watch

    Hello! This is Anita Bathe, co-host of CBC Vancouver News at 6. Tonight I'm at Jody Wilson-Raybould's election party in the riding of Vancouver-Granville.
    We're told Jody spent her day making thank you calls, and her volunteers are out on final push for votes. This is a riding to watch in this federal election. Wilson-Raybould was ousted from the Liberal Party over the SNC-Lavalin controversy and she's now trying to get re-elected as an independent.
    by Anita Bathe via email edited by Alex Migdal 10/22/2019 12:47:52 AM
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