by Mike Robinson –
As a sea of red swept across Canada on Oct. 19, Wellington-Halton Hills remained a Conservative stronghold.
Incumbent MP Michael Chong received 32,367 votes (50.8%) in the riding to beat out Liberal candidate Don Trant, who received 22,240 votes (36.5%).
“I will work hard to make sure the people of this riding have their voices heard loud and clear in Ottawa,” Chong said on election night at Judy’s Restaurant in Brisbane.
He noted it was important for local voters to elect “the person best able to represent the people of Wellington County and Halton Hills. That is exactly what I will do in the coming weeks and coming months.”
Trailing Chong and Trant in the riding were NDP candidate Anne Gajerski-Cauley (5,318 votes or 8.4%), the Green Party’s Brent Bouteiller (2,545 votes, 4%) and Canadian Action Party candidate Harvey Anstey (183, 0.3%).