Monday, January 23, 2006

Canadian Elections

Canda's conservative Tory party has achieved a certain plurality, with the possibility of acquiring a majority:

Canadians awarded Conservative Leader Stephen Harper with a minority government Monday, putting an end to more than 12 years of Liberal rule.

As of 1:00 a.m. ET, the Conservatives were in line to take 125 seats, versus 103 for Paul Martin's Liberals...

Support for the Tories took off when the polls closed west of Atlantic Canada. As expected, the Conservatives dominated in the West, taking most seats in the Prairies and sweeping all 28 seats in Alberta.

But it was in battleground Ontario where the Conservatives made a big breakthrough, seizing 40 seats after winning only 24 in the last election.

Much more from Captain Ed, who has been covering this story since the beginning.

Joshua Sharf also live-blogged the elections.

And Free Republic has a good discussion thread.