The Green Party candidate Paul Manly has won the Nanaimo–Ladysmith by-election.
The win holds a place in the history books for the Green Party of Canada, having their second ever MP elected tonight.
This win doubles the Green Party caucus, and with only six months to go until the general election in October, could be an indication of things to come in the federal race.
The riding was previously held by NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson in 2015 who won the riding with 33% of the vote. In that election, the Liberals came a close second spending only $21,000 in comparison to the Greens, NDP, and Conservatives who spent more than $100,000 each.
The massive drop in comparison to the previous election for the Liberals, alongside the net-move to the Greens could be a seriously worrying sign for the federal election come October 2019.
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