Liberal cabinet minister Harjit Sajjan has been re-elected in Vancouver South, earning 41.1 per cent of the vote.
Sajjan served as Minister of National Defence in Justin Trudeau’s cabinet after the Liberals formed government in 2015. The Liberals targeted Vancouver South as a riding to win last time around, and it paid off.
In this election, Conservative Wai Young came in a second place, followed by Sean McQuillan for the NDP and Judith Zaichkowsky for the Greens.
Vancouver South is one of the most diverse ridings in Canada. According to the latest census numbers, nearly 40 per cent of people living in the riding identify as Chinese, nearly 22 per cent as European and a little more than 17 per cent as South Asian.
Young had a busy four years herself. After losing her job as MP, she took some time before launching a campaign to become Vancouver’s mayor, finishing fourth in last year’s municipal election.
Liberal: Harjit Sajjan
Conservative: Wai Young
NDP: Sean McQuillan
Green: Judith Zaichkowsky
People’s Party of Canada: Alain Deng
The riding runs from Cambie Street on the west to Boundary Road on the east, and 41 Avenue to the Fraser River north to south.
Chinese: 39,005, 37.9 per cent
European: 22,470, 21.8 per cent
South Asian: 17,655, 17.2 per cent
Filipino: 11,680, 11.3 per cent