1. Maxime Bernier
Conservative incumbent Richard Lehoux has been re-elected in the Quebec riding of Beauce. PPC Leader Maxime Bernier came second in the riding, followed by the Bloc Québécois and the Liberals. This is the second time Lehoux has defeated Bernier in the riding since the 2019 federal election. Bernier previously held the riding for 13 years, from 2006 to 2019.
In the 2019 federal election, PPC won no seats, and after polling much higher in the 2021 campaign, many had been banking on the PPC leader to win the seat in his home riding.
2. Annamie Paul
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul’s lacklustre performance in the 2021 election resulted in a mere 8.5% of the vote in the riding of Toronto Centre, placing fourth behind the Liberals, NDP and Conservatives. In the 2020 by-election, Paul placed second and gained 32.73% of the vote.
The party also saw a drop in overall national support, receiving a meagre 2.3% of the vote compared to the 6.55% it received in the 2019 federal election.
3. Maryam Monsef
Liberal candidate Maryam Monsef will not be returning to Ottawa for the upcoming parliamentary session, as she lost the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha to first-time Conservative candidate Michelle Ferreri on Monday night.
Monsef received 34.4% of the vote and Ferreri garnered 39.4%. In comparison — in the 2015 election, Monsef was elected with 43.8% of the vote and in 2019, she was re-elected with 39.3% of the vote.
Leading up to the election, Monsef saw a dramatic decline in popularity after she referred to the terrorist organization the Taliban as “our brothers.”
4. Bernadette Jordan
Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan lost her seat in Nova Scotia’s South Shore-St. Margarets to Conservative Rick Perkins by a margin of 4.1%.
Lex Brukovskiy, president of Local 9 of the Maritime Fishermen’s Union, said Tuesday that Bernadette Jordan paid a price for the dispute in southwestern Nova Scotia between Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers.
Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack said Tuesday that he believes that part of the reason Jordan lost her riding is because she didn’t exhibit leadership in regard to his group’s demand to fish for lobster outside the federally regulated season.
5. Kenny Chiu
Conservative candidate Kenny Chiu lost to Liberal candidate Parm Bains by 9.4% in Steveston-Richmond East. Chiu immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in 1982 and his criticisms of China’s human rights abuses and support for Hong Kong’s democracy movement have landed in hot water with the Chinese regime. Chiu was sanctioned by China in March and claims that a disinformation campaign was being run against him.
6. Lenore Zann
Liberal incumbent Lenore Zann lost her seat in Cumberland—Colchester to Conservative Stephen Ellis by a margin of 11.9%. Zann had a long career as an actress and previously served as the Nova Scotia MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River for ten years.
7. Bob Saroya
Two-time Conservative MP Bob Saroya lost to Liberal candidate Paul Chiang in Markham-Unionville by 6.8%. This riding was one of the many ridings with a large Chinese population that the Conservatives failed to capture this election. Markham-Unionville was one of the seats the Conservatives held in the Greater Toronto Area – this is no longer the case.
8. Alice Wong
Long-time Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Alice Wong was unseated in Richmond Centre by Liberal candidate Wilson Miao. Wong, born in Hong Kong and a prominent member of the Chinese community in British Columbia, held the seat since 2008. The race was close and Miao won by 2.3%.
9. Leona Alleslev
Conservative incumbent Leona Alleslev lost her seat in Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill to Liberal Leah Taylor Roy by 2.5%. Alleslev was originally elected as a Liberal in the 2015 federal election but crossed the floor to join the Conservatives following disagreements with the Liberal government’s handling of the economy and foreign affairs. She was re-elected as a Conservative in 2019 and appointed as Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party by former leader Andrew Scheer.
10. Deborah Schulte
Minister of Seniors Deborah Schulte lost her King-Vaughan seat to Conservative Anna Roberts who won by 2.9%. Schulte is a well-known environmental activist and previously served as a councillor for the City of Vaughan from 2010 to 2014. King-Vaughan was the only seat the Conservatives managed to gain in the 905 region.
12. Jag Sahota
Conservative incumbent Jag Sahota lost her Calgary Skyview seat to Liberal George Chahal. Prior to the 2021 election, the Liberals did not hold any seats in Alberta. The Liberals now have seats in Calgary Skyview and likely Edmonton Centre.
13. Kerry Diotte
Conservative incumbent Kerry Diotte lost his seat to NDP candidate Blake Desjarlais. Diotte won the riding for the Conservatives in 2019 with an overwhelming 51.4% of the vote. However, in 2021, Diotte mustered only 37.5% of the vote while the NDP candidate had 39.9% of the vote.
14. Tamara Jansen
Former Liberal MP John Aldag will be returning to Parliament this fall, as he was able to edge out Conservative candidate Tamara Jansen. Erin O’Toole’s lacklustre performance in British Columbia resulted in the defeat of many prominent Conservatives, including the Conservative candidate in Cloverdale–Langley City. Jansen, a social conservative, won the seat in 2019 with 37% of the vote.