Liberal Bob Nault edges out NDP in Kenora, Conservative incumbent comes 3rd
Liberal Bob Nault has won a narrow victory over for Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton in Kenora.
Nault came out on top in what was expected to be a tight three-way race between the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP.
The Liberals and NDP both brought experienced political veterans out of retirement to challenge the Conservative incumbent Greg Rickford, who placed third.
Liberal candidate Bob Nault, a former cabinet minister in the Jean Chrétien government, represented this area from 1988 to his retirement in 2004.
The NDP candidate, former Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton, sat in Ontario’s Provincial Parliament from 1987 to his retirement in 2011.
Rickford was first elected here in 2008, ending a 20-year Liberal hold on the area.
Kenora has the highest aboriginal population of any riding in Ontario; 34.9 per cent of residents identify as Aboriginal, according to the 2011 National Household Survey—the highest figure by far in Ontario.
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