WINNIPEG – Elmwood-Transcona turned out to be the closest race in Canada Monday night.
At one point in the evening a single vote separated Conservative incumbent Lawrence Toet and NDP candidate Daniel Blaikie.
In the end Blaikie was declared the winner with 51 more votes than Toet.
Blaikie was looking to carry on the family name in Ottawa. His dad, Bill, served as MP in the area from 1979 to 2008.
The Elmwood-Transcona riding was also close in 2011 when Toet defeated one-term NDP MP Jim Maloway by 300 votes.
This time around the riding will go to a recount.