Early Liberal win has a sparse crowd start celebrations in Vancouver while candidates are still en route

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      Canada will soon have a new government. This evening (October 19), the Liberal party  swept the Atlantic region and then Quebec and Ontario for a projected majority win over the Conservatives and the NDP.

      As federal election results continue to come in, the Steel Toad Brewery is a very exciting place to be.

      Hosting the Liberal Party of Canada’s main gathering in B.C., the crowd gathered here on the edge of Vancouver’s Olympic Village is still small but growing fast.

      When the CTV News broadcast playing over loudspeakers declared a Liberal majority, it came so early in the night, at just before 7:30 p.m. PST, that there wasn't even a Liberal candidate around to interview.

      Polls on the West Coast only closed at 7 p.m., and most politicians were reportedly still with their families or at smaller, riding-specific gatherings, not even yet on their way to the party at the Steel Toad.