Narrow win for Liberal candidate Randy Boissonnault in Edmonton Centre riding

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EDMONTON — Liberal candidate Randy Boissonnault has won the riding of Edmonton Centre.

Elections Canada says Boissonnault beat Conservative incumbent James Cumming by 577 votes.

The pair had been running neck and neck since election night Monday, with mail-in ballots still to be counted.

Boissonnault was first elected as a member of Parliament for the riding in 2015, but lost to Cumming in 2019.

In a post on Twitter, Cumming thanks his volunteers and congratulates his opponent.

Boissonnault says in a tweet that he's happy to once again serve the members of Edmonton Centre.

"In this campaign we said that if Edmontonians came together, we could have a strong progressive voice in government," he said.

"Edmontonians have embraced a progressive vision of the future, a vision for $10 a day child care, a real plan to fight climate change while growing and diversifying our economy, and a commitment to supporting Canadians to an end of this pandemic and beyond."

Boissonnault is one of two Liberals elected in Alberta. Former Calgary city councillor George Chahal edged out Conservative incumbent Jag Sahota in Calgary Skyview by 3,324 votes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021.

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