As expected, the race in Cariboo-Prince George was a close one, but Conservative candidate Todd Doherty won out in the end. Doherty thanked his family and the countless hours put in by volunteers over the course of the past 78 days.
“Tomorrow, if I can, I’m gonna walk my dog, hug my wife and my kids and tomorrow’s a good day,” said and emotional Doherty.
Liberal candidate Tracy Calogheros says she is proud of how well her campaign went in this election and, with a Liberal majority in Ottawa, she plans to keep up her efforts on behalf of the riding.
“What we really wanted was Canada back and we got that,” says Calogheros, who says there is now an opportunity to make some real change in Ottawa.
Trent Derrick with the NDP says he’s disappointed at the results, but says there is change in the riding.
“This election has proven it. People want change. In this riding, the demographics are changing,” says Derrick, who adds, subsequent elections will be a “dog fight” into the future and the Conservatives may not share similar successes next election.