Monday 21 October 2019
Incumbent MP Greg Fergus led a field of five Black candidates who were successful in the recent Canadian federal elections. Fergus easily retained his seat for the Liberal party in his Hull-Aylmer riding, an election that saw the Liberal Party win another mandate, this time as a minority government. Elsewhere in Hamilton Centre, former city councillor Mathew Green won his seat for the National Democratic Party (NDP). In Quebec, incumbent Liberal MP Emmanuel Duborg, easily held his seat in the riding of Bourassa, while long time MP Hedy Fry, saw off all opposition in retaining her Vancouver Centre riding for the Liberal Party. In Toronto’s York South Weston, incumbent MP and Minister for Immigration, Ahmed Hussen was an easy winner for the victorious Liberal party.
Newly elected Hamilton Centre MP Mathew Green
Black candidates in the national capital region did not fare too well. In Ottawa Vanier, Green Party’s Oriana Ngabirano came in fourth, in a field of five candidates, a riding won easily by incumbent Liberal Ann Fortier. It was a closer finish at Ottawa West-Nepean where Conservative Party’s Abdul Abdi came second to Liberal incumbent, Anita Vandenbeld. On the other hand, People’s Party of Canada’s Roger Saint–Fleur, had a rough night, coming in fifth place to the winning Liberal Party candidate, former MPP Marie–France Lalonde. Likewise, in Carleton riding, People’s Party of Canada Alain Musende finished 5th to the winning Conservative Party incumbent, Pierre Poirlievre.
Below is a rundown on how some other Black candidates fared:
Melissa Edwards, NDP: Brampton North 3rd to winner, Ruby Sahota Liberal Party. Etobikoke North: Naiima Farah NDP 3rd to Kirsty Duncan Liberal Party. Joseph Hakizimana, NDP: Rivière-des-Mille-Îles 3rd to winner Luc Desilets, Bloc Quebecois. Christine Pare, NDP, 2nd to winner, Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Adam Kilner, NDP: Sarnia Lambton, 2nd to winner, Conservative Party’s Marilyn Gladu. Barrie Innisfield, Lisa Marie Wilson, Liberal Party 2nd to winner John Brassard Conservative Party. Alberta Edmonton Griesbach, Habibab Mohamud, Liberal Party, 3rd to winner Kerry Diotte, Conservative Party.