van Koeverden Wins Second Term as MP

By: Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative
Liberal candidate Adam van Koeverden has won his second term as Milton’s Member of Parliament.
van Koeverden released a statement through his Facebook page thanking Milton voters for their support. “I don’t take your trust for granted.  I intend to continue earning it every day by listening, community organizing and working hard,” he said.  van Koeverden garnered 27,763 votes with 195 of 196 polls reporting.

Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) candidate Nadeem Akbar came in second with 17,752 votes.  Akbar pledged to be ready in case of another election.  “Justin Trudeau said he may call another election in 18 months to try and get the majority he failed to achieve after this untimely $600 million election.  If that happens, the Conservative Party and I will be ready,” he said in a statement published to his Facebook page earlier today.  The threat of potential election in 18 months refers to remarks Trudeau made following the French language debate earlier this month.
NDP candidate Muhammad Riaz Sahi came in third, with 4,925 votes.  People’s Party of Canada candidate (PPC) Shibli Haddad was fifth with 2,365  Green Party of Canada (GPC) candidate Chris Kowalchuk came fourth with 1,280 votes.  There were 88,998 electors registered to vote.  55,878 of them (61%) turned out to vote.  The Liberals ended up with 158 seats forming a minority government, and Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) 119 will sit as the opposition.  The NDP have 25 seats, and the Bloc Quebecois will sit with 34.   The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) will have 0 seats in the new Parliament.  For a full list of results click here