Students across York-Simcoe took part in a mock election by Student Vote's CIVIX program on Monday, with majority voting to re-elect Conservative incumbent Scot Davidson.
More than 700,000 elementary and high school students across the country participated in Student Vote Canada, coinciding with the 2021 federal election.
After learning about democracy and elections, researching the parties and platforms, and debating the future of the country, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s electoral district.
As of 9 p.m. September 20, 740,515 student votes were reported from 5,478 schools, with results reported from all 338 federal electoral districts.
- The Liberal Party won 117 seats and 24% of the popular vote, forming a minority government. Justin Trudeau won in his seat in the riding of Papineau, QC.
- The NDP won 107 seats and took 29% of the popular vote, forming the official opposition. Jagmeet Singh won his seat in the riding of Burnaby South, BC.
- The Conservative Party won 91 seats and 25% of the popular vote. Erin O’Toole won his seat in the riding of Durham, ON.
- The Bloc Québecois won 20 seats and took 2% of the popular vote. Yves-François Blanchet lost his seat in the riding of Beloeil—Chambly, QC.
- The Green Party won 3 seats and 10% of the popular vote. Annamie Paul lost her seat in the riding of Toronto Centre, ON.
Locally, MP Davidson received 405 votes, NDP candidate Benjamin Jenkins received 309 votes, Liberal candidate Daniella Johnson received 269 votes, and PPC candidate Michael Lotter received 124 votes.