After weeks of campaigning with a platform to get tough on crime, Liberal Kevin Lamoureux won the Winnipeg North seat in Ottawa during Monday’s by-election.
The former MLA was up against Aboriginal community activist and NDP candidate Kevin Chief, who was running to hold on to the NDP seat left vacant by Judy Wasylycia-Leis.
Lamoureux captured 7,303 votes, compared to Chief’s 6,508.
Conservative candidate Julie Javier came in a distant third with 1,645 votes. Javier was criticized during the campaign for not participating in candidate forums and not making herself accessible to the media.
Over in Dauphin, Conservative Robert Sopuck won in the area’s by-election with 8,176 votes over NDP candidate Denise Harder and Liberal Christopher Scott Sarna.