[Times Colonist] Age no barrier to Student Vote, which gives Liberals minority with NDP in opposition
They may be too young to cast a real ballot, but thousands of students across Greater Victoria were able to take part in the federal election through Student Vote Canada.
They were among 700,000 elementary, middle and secondary school students from all 338 federal ridings across the country to cast ballots.
In the student vote, the Liberal Party won 117 seats and 24% of the popular vote, forming a minority government, while the NDP won 107 seats and took 29% of the popular vote, forming the official opposition.
The students gave the Conservative Party 91 seats and 25% of the popular vote, the Bloc Québecois 20 seats and 2% of the popular vote and the Green Party three seats and 10% of the popular vote.
They voted in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, but tossed out Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul.