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Elections Canada Announces Results of Judicial Recount
in the Electoral District of Hochelaga

GATINEAU, Thursday, November 5, 2015 – The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, the candidate of the New Democratic Party, has been declared elected in the electoral district of Hochelaga (Quebec), following a judicial recount completed on November 4, 2015, by the Honourable Justice France Dulude J.C.S. of the Quebec Superior Court.

At the 42nd general election held on October 19, 2015, the difference between the New Democrat candidate, Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, and the Liberal candidate, Marwah Rizqy, was 541 votes in favour of Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet. Following the judicial recount, the difference between the two candidates is 500 votes.

The following are the results of the recount for all candidates in the electoral district of

Candidate Party Votes
Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet New Democratic Party 16,034
Marianne Breton Fontaine Communist Party of Canada 179
Christine Dandenault Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada 148
Alexandre Dang Conservative Party of Canada 3,555
Nicolas Lemay Rhinoceros Party 411
Simon Marchand Bloc Québécois 14,389
Marwah Rizqy Liberal Party of Canada 15,534
Anne-Marie Saint-Cerny Green Party of Canada 1,654

The returning officer for Hochelaga will complete the writ of election and forward it to the Chief Electoral Officer, who will sign the writ and publish the name of the elected candidate in the Canada Gazette.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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