Canada's main opposition party concedes defeat after PM Trudeau wins third term

Conservatives were leading or elected in 121 of 338 seats, while the Liberals were on 157

  
Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau casts his ballot with his son Hadrien next to his daughter Ella-Grace and his son Xavier on election day, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada September 20, 2021.

Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau casts his ballot with his son Hadrien next to his daughter Ella-Grace and his son Xavier on election day, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada September 20, 2021.

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OTTAWA: Erin O'Toole, the leader of Canada's main opposition Conservative Party, conceded defeat on Tuesday after failing to block Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals from securing a third term.

Speaking to supporters in his home electoral district outside Toronto, O'Toole said he had called Trudeau to congratulate him. TV networks predicted the Liberals won a minority government.

As of 12:40 a.m. (0440 GMT), the Conservatives were leading or elected in 121 of 338 seats, while the Liberals were on 157.

(Reporting by Julie Gordon in Ottawa; Editing by Peter Cooney and Tom Hogue) ((julie.gordon@thomsonreuters.com; 343-961-4020;))


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