KAWARTHA LAKES-Conservative Jamie Schmale has won his seat in parliament for a third time.
“I am humbled and honoured for this incredible support.” Schmale said on Facebook. “I will work hard to maintain and earn each vote while listening and advocating for those who didn’t.”
Schmale won easily with 33,826 votes. Liberal Judi Forbes garnered 14,497 votes, NDP Zac Miller 9,239, PPC Alison Davidson 4,645 Greens Angel Godsoe 1647 and Libertarian Gene Balfour 444 votes respectively.
“To my volunteers, team members, friends and family, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Each of you gave it your best every day and never gave up” Schmale stated.
He also acknowledged his competition.
“It was also a pleasure to run against some amazing talent from the other parties. Zac Miller (NDP), Angel Godsoe (Green), Gene Balfour (Libertarian), Allison Davidson (PPC) and Judi Forbes (Liberal). Our local democracy is better because of them. I truly believe that we all want the best for this country. We just have different ideas on how to achieve it.”
The electoral map across Canada look almost identical to the map before the government spent $600 million dollars and forced people to line up in droves during a pandemic.
The Liberals came away with 158 seats versus 157 before the election. The Conservatives 119 versus 121.
$600 million dollars could feed 233,644 people for an entire year! $600 million is almost 6 times what the federal government spends on homelessness per year.