What Does the Federal Election Mean for Niagara’s Businesses?

The 2019 election is over. The governing Liberal Party was reduced to a minority, albeit a strong one, while the Conservative Party and the Bloc Québécois made considerable gains. An NDP surge was expected from polling but did not materialize on election day, likely as a result of strategic voting, while the Green Party gained two seats and the new People’s Party was trounced, failing to win a single riding.

In Niagara, the electorate voted largely to keep things the same. Incumbents Dean Allison, Vance Badawey, and Chris Bittle all retained their seats with comfortable margins, while newcomer Tony Baldinelli took the riding of Niagara Falls, succeeding his fellow Conservative, Rob Nicholson.