Jonathan Wilkinson has been re-elected in the riding of North Vancouver, earning 42.7 per cent of the vote.
Wilkinson, who entered the election as the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, defeated Conservative Andrew Saxton, who served as the area’s MP from 2008 to 2015, and Justine Bell of the NDP.
The race was hotly contested last time around, with the Liberals, Conservatives and Greens all spending more than $130,000 on local campaigns. Wilkinson got the best bang for his buck winning 36,458 votes (56.7 per cent). Saxton finished second with 17,301 votes (26.9 per cent) and the Greens’ Claire Martin squeaked in a third-place finish with 5,350 votes (8.3 per cent).
Little-known fact: Liberal rabble-rouser Warren Kinsella finished second in 2007 in the riding.
Liberal: Jonathan Wilkinson
Conservative: Andrew Saxton
NDP: Justine Bell
Green: George Orr
People’s Party of Canada: Azmairnin Jadavji
Rhinoceros: Nina Lindemere
While the riding includes the City of North Vancouver, not all of the encompassing district is included: the border cuts off a small southeastern portion. Mission Indian Reserve No. 1 is also within the riding.
European: 76,545, 67.2 per cent
West Asian: 9,190, 8.1 per cent
Chinese: 6,510, 5.7 per cent
Filipino: 4,665 4.1 per cent