Justin Trudeau’s Liberals managed to win re-election last night, but they’ve been reduced to a minority government.

That means they will need the help of an opposition party to pass legislation in Parliament and survive a confidence vote on a throne speech.

The Liberals won 156 seats and were leading in one early today — 13 ridings short of the 170 needed for a majority and 20 fewer than they held at dissolution.

The Conservatives won 121 seats, up from the 95 they had going into the vote, and they won the popular vote nationwide by a slim margin.

But the N-D-P lost all but one of its ridings in Quebec and were elected or leading in 24 ridings — a loss of 15.

The big winner was the Bloc Quebecois, which went from 10 seats to 32.

The Green Party boosted its seat count to three with a surprise win in Fredericton, while People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier lost his Quebec seat.

And former Liberal cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould won her Vancouver-Granville riding as the country’s lone Independent M-P.

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U-S President Donald Trump has tweeted out his congratulations to Justin Trudeau for his — quote — “wonderful and hard-fought” re-election last night.

Trump said Canada is well served and he looks forward to working with Trudeau toward the betterment of both countries.

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The votes have been counted and here are the results for eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

 

Eastern Ontario

Bay of Quinte: Neil Ellis

Hastings–Lennox and Addington: Derek Sloan

Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen

Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston: Scott Reid

Leeds–Grenville–Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes: Micheal Barrett

Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke: Cheryl Gallant

Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry: Eric Duncan

 

Ottawa

Carleton: Pierre Poilievre

Glengarry–Prescott–Russell: Francis Drouin

Kanata–Carleton: Karen McCrimmon

Nepean: Chandra Arya

Orléans: Marie-France Lalonde

Ottawa Centre: Catherine McKenna

Ottawa South: David McGuinty

Ottawa–Vanier: Mona Fortier

Ottawa West–Nepean: Anita Vandenbeld

 

Western Quebec

Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation: Stéphane Lauzon

Gatineau: Steve MacKinnon

Hull–Aylmer: Greg Fergus

Pontiac: Will Amos

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Ottawa paramedics are trying to find out who the two children were who helped save a mans life over the weekend.

Paramedics say a 60 year old man had a heart attack and collapsed near Furness Park in the Chapman Mills area of Barrhaven.

The two children ran to find someone with a phone to call 9-1-1 while two other bystanders performed CPR.

When paramedics arrived they used a defibrillator and drugs to re-start the mans heart.

He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Paramedics wants to recognize the children for their quick action and are asking for their parents to give them a call.

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Starting this week, three high risk areas in Ottawa will have an increased police presence.

After a survey of their own officers, as well as community feedback…certain areas are going back to community policing.

Vanier, Caldwell and Ottawa South will now have neighbourhood based problem solving teams in the hopes of enhancing relationships between residents and officers.

Community police had been previously cancelled by the now former Chief of Police, Charles Bordeleau in 2017.

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Ontario’s police watchdog is warning the public about a recent scam using its toll-free number to make fraudulent calls.

The special investigations unit says a caller says there is something wrong with the person’s social insurance number and threatens to lay criminal charge if the person answering doesn’t stay on the line.

The SIU says it does not contact individuals by phone for that type of information.

The watchdog is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.

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Police in Montreal are looking for suspects after what they believe was a mob hit yesterday in the west end of the city.

They say a man was gunned down outside a business in a parking lot in a slaying that appears to be linked to organized crime.

Officials didn’t immediately confirm the victim’s identity, but several media reports citing police sources said it was Andrea “Andrew” Scoppa, an influential figure in the Montreal Mafia whose brother was killed earlier this year.

The male victim was lying in a pool of blood and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics yesterday morning.

Police say they have not made any arrests and could not say how many suspects might be involved.

The killing comes just five days after police arrested four people who were allegedly part of an Italian organized crime cell headed by Salvatore Scoppa.

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Closing arguments will be heard tomorrow in the Edmonton trial of a man who stabbed a city police officer and later drove a van into a group of people in 2017.

Crown prosecutor Elizabeth Wheaton told a jury yesterday that she has called all of her witnesses at the trial for Abdulahi Hasan Sharif (ab-doo-LAH’-hee ha-SAN’ shah-REEF’).

He has pleaded not guilty to 11 charges, including five counts of attempted murder, dangerous driving and aggravated assault against the officer.

Sharif, who is not represented by a lawyer, has declined to call any witnesses, nor will testify in his own defence.

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Members of Congress will hear today directly from the top U-S diplomat in Ukraine, who was drawn into a Trump administration effort to leverage American military aid for the country.

William Taylor will testify before closed doors in a House inquiry trying to determine if Trump committed impeachable offences by pressing the president of Ukraine into pursuing information that could help Trump’s re-election campaign.

In excerpts of text messages, Taylor wrote: “I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.

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Saying he has worked “tirelessly,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given up efforts to form a majority government in his parliament.

Netanyahu’s efforts were rebuffed repeatedly by his chief rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.

With Israel’s attorney general set to decide in coming weeks on whether to indict Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, the longtime Israeli leader could come under heavy pressure to step aside.

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has proclaimed his ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne at a palace ceremony today.

Today’s enthronement is the high point of succession rituals and confirms his succession in May after his father Akihito abdicated.

Japan’s government has pardoned about 550-thousand people convicted of petty crimes to mark the occasion.

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