Many expats shut out of voting in #ELXN42

Even Wayne Gretzky impeded by changes to government policy

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More than a million Canadians living abroad were banned from exercising their vote from afar during the Oct. 19 federal election. A relatively new law that was ushered in by the ousted Harper government prevented expats from voting unless they travelled home to do so. The Calgary Journal combed through social media sites seeking feedback. 

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The story behind strong youth turnout in #ELXN42

70,000 students registered and voted at Canadian university and college polling sites

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The numbers are trickling in with respect to how Canadian youth participated in the Oct. 19 federal election. Early indications show more young people arrived at the polls than the last federal election. The Calgary Journal gathered feedback about youth participation by sifting through reaction on social media sites and by interviewing a policy studies expert.

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Liberal hopeful Matt Grant loses to Conservative Len Webber

Despite loss, spirits remain high at Liberal watch party in Calgary Confederation

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Calgary Confederation’s Liberal candidate Matt Grant and his allies fittingly gathered at McMahon Stadium’s balloon-filled Red & White Club last night while the federal election results rolled in.

The queue for the bar was steady, laughter was plentiful, and following the Liberals’ majority win, the atmosphere was positive throughout the evening, despite Matt Grant’s narrow loss to Len Webber.

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The red son rises: Justin Trudeau's Liberals achieve majority win

Fortress Alberta holds for Conservatives

Justin TrudeauFederal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau won a majority government after the longest federal election campaign since 1872. At time of publication, the Liberals were leading in 184 of 338 seats.

Reaching out to provinces such as Alberta and Saskatchewan where the Conservatives maintained their stronghold, Trudeau shared a message of conciliation.

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