Global News has declared Liberal Steve MacKinnon the winner in the riding of Gatineau.
So far, MacKinnon has collected 52.3 per cent of the votes with 232 of 232 polls reporting.
MacKinnon, the incumbent has been elected to his second term in the office, having defeated Geneviève Nadeau, daughter of former MP Richard Nadeau and the sister of the Gatineau councillor Myriam Nadeau.
The riding of Gatineau mostly includes the city of the same name. Located north of the Ottawa River, across from Ottawa, it forms part of Canada’s National Capital Region. According to a 2016 census, there are over 275,000 people living in the district, an increase of 4.1 per cent over the course of five years.
Gatineau had been a Liberal stronghold, for thirteen elections. In 1984, the PCs got their first seat in the area after their nationwide landslide victory. In 2006, the Bloc won the seat with just 29 per cent of the vote. They remained in office for another election but the NDP won in 2011.
Liberal: Steve MacKinnon (Incumbent) (Elected)
Conservative: Sylvie Goneau
NDP: Eric Chaurette
Bloc Québécois: Geneviève Nadeau
Green: Guy Dostaler
PPC: Mario-Roberto Lam