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Elmwood-Transcona turns orange in Canada’s closest race

Daniel Blaikie wins Elmwood-Transcona riding for the NDP in the 2015 federal election.
Daniel Blaikie wins Elmwood-Transcona riding for the NDP in the 2015 federal election. Brittany Greenslade / Global News

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.

READ MORE: Federal Election 2015: Elmwood-Transcona riding results

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.

READ MORE: Election results for all 14 Manitoba ridings

This time around the riding will go to a recount.

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