Liberal MP Peter Schiefke captures second term in Vaudreuil-Soulanges


PHOTO BY CARMEN MARIE FABIO

Incumbent Liberal MP Peter Schiefke with his wife Paula Ruttle greeting a full house of supporters at his Île-Perrot campaign office on election night, October 21.

A crowd of over 80 Liberal supporters was on hand at the Île-Perrot campaign office of incumbent Member of Parliament Peter Schiefke to watch the federal election results Monday evening, October 21 and news of the party's win, albeit in a minority capacity, was met with cheers.

“I'm just so happy right now,” Schiefke told The Journal. “I wanted to win because there's so much work left to do and now I have the opportunity to continue doing that work,” he said, outlining the party's environmental plan and extending thanks to his team, his constituents, and especially his wife Paula Ruttle.

“I'm looking forward to starting Day One,” he said before amending that statement with, “...well, Day Two after I spend some time with my family who I haven't seen in quite some time.

“I'm excited to continue working with my municipal and provincial counterparts and all the citizens to continue building a stronger community in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.”

PHOTO BY NICK ZACHARIAS

Conservative candidate Karen Cox, seen here (front) the evening of October 21 with a group of supporters at Chez Biggs in Vaudreuil-Dorion, had just seen the Vaudreuil-Soulanges seat called for incumbent Peter Schiefke at the time of this photo. Cox said she wasn’t expecting anything different given recent predictions, but was happy to have been part of the democratic process on her third campaign and first bid as a candidate.

Schiefke won with 47.2 per cent of the regional vote, followed by the Bloc Québécois Party candidate Noémie Rouillard in second place with 25 per cent and Conservative candidate Karen Cox in third with 11.4 per cent of the vote.

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