Here’s a look at a handful of ridings we are watching in the Atlantic provinces in the 2021 Canadian federal election.
Why is the Atlantic important in the grand scheme? This is a region of the country where the Liberals literally swept to power in 2015, winning all 32 ridings en route to a Justin Trudeau majority government. In 2019, the Liberals lost their majority in Parliament, but held 26 of those 32 Atlantic seats while dropping six to the Conservatives and NDP total.
If there are going to be any serious cracks forming for the Liberals’ chances on election night, the Atlantic is where they start to show. We’ve picked ten ridings that we think will give us the best early indication as to how election night is going for the main parties.
Atlantic Ridings to Watch
- Bonavista–Burin–Trinity, NL (Liberal)
- Egmont, PEI (Liberal)
- Cape Breton-Canso, NS (Liberal)
- Cumberland-Colchester, NS (Liberal)
- Halifax, NS (Liberal)
- Sydney-Victoria, NS (Liberal)
- West Nova, NS (Conservative)
- Fredericton, NB (Liberal)
- Miramichi-Grand Lake, NB (Liberal)
- Saint John-Rothesay, NB (Liberal)