Federal Election

Although Canada’s Conservative party generally brings to mind policies and positions that are unfriendly to animals, there is some good to be found in the election outcome.
Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies told the Straight he is looking forward to providing “tenacious, principled, and constructive opposition in Parliament”.
The head of Fair Vote Canada says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has won a “phony majority”.
May unseated Conservative incumbent and cabinet minister Gary Lunn in the Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.
He said he is leaving politics, and will talk to party leaders about the timing of his departure.
Both parties turned former Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff into a human punching bag, ending his political career.
It fielded 10 candidates, including party leader Mikkel Paulson in Edmonton Centre, in the May 2 federal election.
The NDP's Jinny Sims is Newton-North Delta's new representative in Ottawa.
Hedy Fry has been reelected in Vancouver Centre for the seventh time, winning one of just two Liberal seats in B.C.
The prime minister offered an olive branch to his critics, and praised his political opponents.