In part, the Liberals can thank residents of Northern Ontario for helping them win a majority government. Of the 10 seats in the North, seven of those ridings turned Liberal red in Monday’s election. Going into the election, none of the northern seats were Liberal. Three northern seats remained unchanged. Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing and Timmins-James Bay returned their incumbent New Democrat MPs
Upsets include Nickel Belt where long-time New Democrat Claude Gravelle was defeated by his Liberal challenger. Other Liberal wins took place in Nipissing-Timiskaming, Sudbury, and Sault Ste. Marie.
The Conservatives hung on to Parry Sound-Muskoka for their only seat in the north.
(Written by Rocco Frangione)