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Now is the Time to Ask Your MP for Resources for Salmon
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:40pm

Canada has 338 federal ridings and 338 MPs
70 seats were won by a margin of 5% or less and 129 seats were won by 10% or less

The Liberals have a lot to lose and the other parties have a lot to gain: Call them and make your ask! then send them a letter and repeat it. Then go and visit them and ask again, then attend the town hall meeting and ask it again.

Now is the time to begin asking for and EXPECT the resources and policies to be put in place to reflect Canadians' conservation and environmental values.

Next year is too late. Maybe forever.

Liberals 183 seats - 13-seat majority government (6.9 million votes or 39.5 per cent of the votes)

Conservatives 96 seats (5.6 million or 31.9 per cent of the votes)

NDP 42 seats (3.4 million or 19.7 per cent of the votes)

Bloc Québécois 5 seats (821,144 or 4.7 per cent of the votes)

Québec debout 5 seats

Green Party one seat (602,944 or 3.4 per cent of the votes)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation one seat

Independent 3 seats (Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo)

Vacant 2 seats ( Leeds-Grenville- Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes Ontario, Outremont Quebec

In a July 2017 Hill times article by Abbas Rana provided the following information:

In the last election 70 ridings that were won by a margin of 5% or less of the votes (Liberals won 34, the NDP won 16, the Conservatives won 15, and the Bloc Québécois won 5)
These ridings were in Ontario, 22 in Quebec, four in Alberta, nine in British Columbia, three in Manitoba, two in Saskatchewan, and one each were in Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick.

There were 129 ridings that were won by 10% or less scattered in eight provinces, including 54 seats in Ontario, 36 in Quebec, 22 in British Columbia, six in Alberta, four in Saskatchewan, three each in Manitoba and New Brunswick, and one in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Liberals won 54 of these 129 ridings, the Conservatives 38, the New Democrats 29 and the Bloc eight.

Seats won by less than 5%
Riding, MP, margin of victory %
St. John’s East, N.L., Nick Whalen, 1.4%
Chicoutimi-LeFjord, Que., Denis Lemieux, 1.4%
Laurentides-Labelle, Que., David Graham, 2.4%
Québec, Que., Jean-Yves Duclos, 1.9%
Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond, Ont., Leona Alleslev. 2.1%
Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Ont., Mike Bossio, 0.5%
Kenora, Ont., Bob Nault, 1.6%
Parkdale-High Park, Ont., Liberal MP Arif Virani, 1.8%
Toronto-Danforth, Ont., Julie Dabrusin, 2.2%
Calgary Centre, Alta., Liberal MP Kent Hehr, 1.2%
Edmonton Centre, Alta., Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault, 2.2%
Edmonton Mill Woods, Alta., Liberal MP Amarjeet Sohi, 0.2%
Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, B.C., Liberal MP Jati Sidhu, 2.3%
Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, B.C., Liberal MP Dan Ruimy, 2.5%
—Compiled by Abbas Rana

70 ridings won by 5% or less in 2015
Riding, MP, margin of victory %
St. John’s East, N.L., Liberal MP Nick Whalen, 1.4%
Fundy Royal, N.B., Liberal MP Alaina Lockhart, 3.8%
Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que., NDP MP Romeo Saganash, 4.9%
Beloeil-Chambly, Que., NDP MP Matthew Dubé, 1.7%
Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, Que., Liberal MP Denis Lemieux, 1.4%
Drummond, Que., NDP MP Francois Choquette, 3.9%
Hochelaga, Que., NDP MP Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, 1.0%
Jonquière, Que., NDP MP Karine Trudel, 0.7%
La Pointe-de-l’Île, Que., Bloc MP Mario Beaulieu, 5.0%
Lac-Saint Jean, Que., Conservative MP Denis Lebel, 4.8%
Laurentides-Labelle, Que., Liberal MP David Graham, 2.4%
Longueuil-Saint-Hubert, Que., NDP MP Pierre Nantel, 1.2%
Mirabel, Que., Bloc MP Simon Marcil, 1.4%
Montarville, Que., Liberal MP Michel Picard, 4.1%
Montmagny-L’Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup, Que., Conservative MP Bernard Généroux, 0.6%
Pierre-Boucher-Les Patriotes-Vercheres, Que., Bloc MP Xavier Barsalou-Duval, 0.4%
Québec, Que., Liberal MP Jean-Yves Duclos, 1.9%
Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, Que., Liberal MP Linda Lapointe, 2.9%
Riviere-du-Nord, Que., Bloc MP Rhéal Fortin, 1.9%
Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot, Que., NDP MP Brigitte Sansoucy, 1.1%
Saint-Jean, Que., Liberal MP Jean Rioux, 4.1%
Salaberry-Suroit, Que., NDP MP Anne Quach, 1.3%
Terrebonne, Que., Bloc MP Michel Boudrias, 5.0%
Trois-Rivières, Que., NDP MP Robert Aubin, 1.6%
Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, Ont., Liberal MP Leona Alleslev, 2.1%
Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, Ont., Conservative MP Alex Nuttall, 0.2%
Burlington, Ont., Liberal MP Karina Gould, 3.5%
Cambridge, Ont., Liberal MP Bryan May, 4.5%
Carleton, Ont., Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, 3.1%
Flamborough-Glanbrook, Ont., Conservative MP David Sweet, 4.3%
Hamilton Mountain, Ont., NDP MP Scott Duvall, 2.4%
Chatham-Kent-Leamington, Ont., Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren, 4.5%
Davenport, Ont. Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz, 2.9%
Hastings-Lennonx and Addington, Ont., Liberal MP Mike Bossio, 0.5%
Kenora, Ont., Liberal MP Bob Nault, 1.6%
King-Vaughan, Ont., Liberal MP Deb Schulte, 3.2%
Kitchener-Conestoga, Ont., Conservative MP Harold Albrecht, 0.5%
Milton, Ont., Conservative MP Lisa Raitt, 4.9%
Newmarket-Aurora, Ont., Liberal MP Kyle Peterson, 2.6%
Niagara Centre, Ont., Liberal MP Vance Badawey, 4.2%
Nickel Belt, Ont., Liberal MP Marc Serré, 5.0%
Northumberland-Peterborough South, Ont., Liberal MP Kim Rudd, 3.0%
Oakville North-Burlington, Ont., Liberal MP Pam Damoff, 3.4%
Ottawa Centre, Ont., Liberal MP Catherine McKenna, 4.1%
Parkdale-High Park, Ont., Liberal MP Arif Virani, 1.8%
Parry Sound-Muskoka, Ont., Conservative MP Tony Clement, 4.4%
Richmond Hill, Ont., Liberal MP Majid Jowhari, 3.6%
Simcoe North, Ont., Conservative MP Bruce Stanton, 3.7%
Toronto-Danforth, Ont., Liberal MP Julie Dabrusin, 2.2%
Vaughan-Woodbridge, Ont., Liberal MP Francesco Sorbara, 4.9%
Whitby, Ont., Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, 2.9%
York Centre, Ont., Liberal MP Michael Levitt, 2.9%
Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, Man., NDP MP Niki Ashton, 3.0%
Elmwood-Transcona, Man., NDP Daniel Blaikie, 0.1%
Kildonan-St. Paul, Man., Liberal MP MaryAnn Mihychuk, 2.8%
Desenthé-Missinippi-Churchill River, Sask., NDP MP Georgina Jolibois, 0.3%
Regina-Lewvan, Sask., NDP MP Erin Weir, 0.3%
Calgary Centre, Alta., Liberal MP Kent Hehr, 1.2%
Calgary Confederation, Alta., Conservative MP Len Webber, 2.4%
Edmonton Centre, Alta., Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault, 2.2%
Edmonton Mill Woods, Alta., Liberal MP Amarjeet Sohi, 0.2%
Burnaby South, B.C., NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, 1.2%
Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, B.C., Conservative MP Dan Albas, 2.4%
Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, B.C., Liberal MP Ron McKinnon, 3.3%
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, B.C., Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, 4.5%
Kootenay-Columbia, B.C., NDP MP Wayne Stetski, 0.4%
Mission –Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, B.C., Liberal MP Jati Sidhu, 2.3%
Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge, B.C., Liberal MP Dan Ruimy, 2.5%
Richmond Centre, B.C., Conservative MP Alice Wong, 2.8%
South Surrey-White Rock, B.C., Conservative MP Dianne Lynn Watts, 2.5%
—Compiled by Abbas Rana

59 seats won by between 5%-10%
Riding, MP, margin of victory %
New Brunswick Southwest, N.B., Liberal MP Karen Ludwig, 5.4%
Tobique-Mactaquac, N.B., Liberal MP TJ Harvey, 9.6%
Beauport-Côte-de-Beaupré-Île d’Orléans-Charlevoix, Que., Conservative MP Sylvie Boucher, 6.6%
Beauport-Limoilou, Que., Conservative MP Alupa Clarke, 5.1%
Compton-Stanstead, Que., Liberal MP Marie-Claude Bibeau, 9.5%
Gaspésie-Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., Liberal MP Diane Lebouthillier, 6.2%
Joliette, Que., Bloc MP Gabriel Ste-Marie, Que., 5.1%
Laurier-Sainte-Marie, Que., NDP MP Hélène Laverdière, 9.6%
Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne, Que., Liberal MP Sherry Romanado, 8.4%
Louis Hébert, Que., Liberal MP Joël Lightbound, 7.7%
Mégantic-L’Érable, Que., Conservative MP Luc Berthold, 7.3%
Montcalm, Que., Bloc MP Luc Thériault, 9.3%
Repentigny, Que., Bloc MP Monique Pauzé, 7.4%
Richmond-Arthabasca, Que., Conservative MP Alain Rayes, 6.9%
Sherbrooke, Que., NDP MP Pierre-Luc-Dusseault, 7.6%
Thérèse-De Blainville, Que., Liberal MP Ramez Ayoub, 5.4%
Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Ont., NDP MP Carol Hughes, 5.8%
Barrie-Innisfil, Ont., Conservative MP John Brassard, 9.3%
Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Ont., Conservative MP Larry Miller, 7.8%
Dufferin-Caledon, Ont., Conservative MP David Tilson, 7.2%
Durham, Ont., Conservative MP Erin O’Toole, 9.4%
Eglinton-Lawrence, Ont., Liberal MP Marco Mendicino, 6.3%
Essex, Ont., NDP MP Tracey Ramsey, 5.7%
Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont., Conservative MP Diane Finley, 7.5%
Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Ont., Liberal MP Bob Bratina, 6.3%
Huron-Bruce, Ont., Conservative MP Ben Lobb, 5.2%
Kitchener South-Hespeler, Ont., Liberal MP Marwan Tabbara, 5.6%
Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Ont., Conservative MP Gordon Brown, 6.8%
London-Fanshawe, Ont., NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, 6.3%
Markham-Stouffville, Ont., Liberal MP Jane Philpott, 6.4%
Markham-Unionville, Ont., Conservative MP Bob Saroya, 6.0%
Mississauga-Lakeshore, Ont., Liberal MP Sven Spengemann 6.5%
Mississauga-Streetsville, Ont., Liberal MP Gagan Sikand, 7.4%
Niagara Falls, Ont., Conservative MP Rob Nicholson, 7.6%
Oakville, Ont., Liberal MP John Oliver, 6.9%
Oshawa, Ont., Conservative MP Colin Carrie, 6.3%
Perth-Wellington, Ont., Conservative MP John Nater, 5.4%
Peterborough-Kawartha, Ont., Liberal MP Maryam Monsef, 8.8%
St. Catharines, Ont., Liberal MP Chris Bittle, 5.6%
Sarnia-Lambton, Ont., Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu, 7.7%
Simcoe-Grey, Ont., Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, 8.0%
Timmins-James Bay, Ont., NDP MP Charlie Angus, 8.1%
Saskatoon West, Sask., NDP MP Sheri Benson, 6.7%
Saskatoon-University, Sask., Conservative MP Brad Trost, 10.0%
Calgary Skyview, Alta., Liberal MP Darshan Kang, 6.1%
Edmonton Griesbach, Alta., Conservative MP Kerry Diotte, 5.9%
Burnaby North-Seymour, B.C., Liberal MP Terry Beech, 6.5%
Cariboo-Prince George, B.C., Conservative MP Todd Doherty, 5.1%
Chilliwack-Hope, B.C., Conservative MP Mark Strahl, 8.5%
Courtenay-Alberni, B.C., NDP MP Gord Johns, 9.8%
Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke, B.C., NDP MP Randall Garrison, 7.7%
Kelowna-Lake Country, B.C., Liberal MP Stephen Fuhr, 6.4%
Langley-Aldergrove, B.C., Conservative MP Mark Warawa, 9.1%
Nanaimo-Ladysmith, B.C., NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson, 9.7%
North Okanagan-Shuswap, B.C., Conservative MP Mel Arnold, 9.4%
Port Moody-Coquitlam, B.C., NDP MP Fin Doonelly, 5.2%
South Okanagan-West Kootenay, B.C., NDP MP Richard Cannings, 7.4%
Steveston-Richmond East, B.C., Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido, 6.6%
Victoria, B.C., NDP MP Murray Rankin, 9.4%
—Compiled by Abbas Rana

    • Ask Your MP for Resources for SalmonDianne, Thu Sep 13 9:13am
      The Federal infor is great to know. I see the following BC ridings are very close. What do salmon need most? Let's all share our knowledge and make a priority list of the top 5 things salmon need now ... more
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