George Chahal (right) celebrates his election win in Calgary-Skyview with his family, Sept. 20. (FACEBOOK)

This update marks the conclusion of the Calgary Journal’s live coverage of the 44th federal election as the Liberal Party secures a minority government. Whether you joined from Calgary, or anywhere across Canada, we thank you for tuning in!

This is not the end of our federal election coverage, however. We will be updating this page tomorrow with any new results, reactions and controversies as they arrive.

If you wish to stay updated on current seat counts and ridings overnight, live electoral results can be located through Elections Canada at: https://www.elections.ca/home.aspx


With over 12 million votes cast according to Elections Canada, here are how the Electoral Districts appear nationally. Due to many close races and mail in ballots, definitive seat numbers are not expected until Tuesday.

National preliminary results as of 10:53 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

Update: Trudeau to speak soon following his Party successfully forming another minority government.


Twitter user Mark Medley provides some humour following tonight’s electoral results.


Update: Liberal candidate George Chahal still holds a small lead in the Calgary-Skyview riding, where it is too close to call. All other ridings throughout the city have been declared, with 12 Conservative MPs being elected.

Calgary-Skyview preliminary results as of 10:24 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.
Alberta preliminary results as of 10:24 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

While we wait for final results, it should be noted many of the ballots counted were not marked today. According to Elections Canada, an estimated 578,000 ballots were cast in advance polls between Sept. 10 to 13. That figure is 18 per cent higher than what was recorded during the 43rd federal election in 2019.

Signs of various candidates congregate on a lawn prior to the federal election. Sept. 20. 2021.

With more than 70 MP candidates running nationwide, this is the most Indigenous representation ever in a Canadian federal election. Twitter user Kiera Ladner notes the seven potential victors currently vying for a spot.


CTV Edmonton reporter Courtney Theriault notes a slight falter of federal Conservative support in Alberta tonight.


Update: Liberal representative George Chahal is inching ahead in Calgary-Skyview.

Calgary-Skyview preliminary results as of 9:40 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

Federal party Leaders Justin Trudeau, Erin O’Toole and Yves-François Blanchet have all been elected in their respective ridings.

Yet not all Leaders were able to secure their seats. Green Leader Annamie Paul and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier were both defeated in their home districts of Toronto-Centre and Beauce, Que., respectively.

In the midst of a hotly-contested Burnaby-South, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in a three-way race to claim the B.C. riding.

Burnaby-South preliminary results as of 9:40 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

Adam MacVicar reports on the close race in the Calgary-Skyview riding. While Conservative representative Jag Sahota is currently leading, results could take a few more hours before an official winner is determined.


Twitter user @PoliLego puts together a unique celebration of the Liberal victory.


Update: From Edmonton-Strathcona, NDP candidate Heather McPherson secures a seat. This is the first riding not to go blue in Alberta.


Across Alberta, the Conservatives are polling high, currently leading in 32 of the 34 Electoral Districts. The NDP hold the other two seats, leading in Edmonton-Strathcona and Edmonton-Griesbach.

Alberta provincial preliminary results as of 9:01 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

Update: With over 2,100 votes, Conservative candidate Len Webber is polling just under 45 per cent in Calgary-Confederation.

Calgary – Confederation preliminary results as of 8:55 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

As the count begins in the Calgary riding of Forest Lawn, Jasraj Singh Hallan has captured a sizable lead.

Calgary – Forest Lawn preliminary results as of 8:41 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

CTV News has declared a Liberal minority government.


With just shy of two million votes tallied so far, the Liberals are currently leading in 147 Electoral Districts. In a semi-distant second, the Conservatives trail with 105. The Bloc Québécois lead in 27 ridings, while the NDP hold 25 districts respectively. The Green Party is currently leading in a single riding. To form a majority government, a party must reach a minimum of 170 seats.

National preliminary results as of 8:40 p.m. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

Both CTV and CBC News have projected a Liberal victory tonight. It is unclear at this time whether or not this will result in a majority or minority government.


Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau encouraged all eligible voters to participate in the 44th federal election as he cast his ballot from his riding of Papineau, Que. earlier today.


The first results of the Calgary – Confederation riding are in via Elections Canada. With 37 of the 66 recorded votes, Conservative candidate Len Webber has secured an early lead in the riding.

Calgary – Confederation preliminary results. Courtesy of Elections Canada.

With only B.C. and Yukon polls still operating and votes pouring in, Elections Canada has started to publish their live election results.


It’s official. The 7:30 p.m. deadline has passed and polling stations have closed across Alberta. Those waiting in line will still be able to cast their ballots. Stations will begin counting and early results should begin to trickle out within the next hour.


Hello and welcome to the Calgary Journal’s live blog coverage of the 44th federal election. I’m Eric Tanner, and we’ll be updating you with the latest results, upsets and commentary as polls close across Alberta and the rest of Canada.

An Elections Canada sign signaling a voting station on federal election day. Sept. 20. 2021

Elections editor and reporter for the Calgary Journal.