The vote counting has begun across Canada, after the polls closed at 7 p.m. PST for the 44th general election.
Here are some facts about the Tri-Cities’ two ridings:
• Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam
Held by Liberal MP Ron McKinnon for the past two terms, the federal seat is being challenged by the Conservatives’ Katerina Anatasiadis; NDP candidate Laura Dupont, a Port Coquitlam city councillor; and Kimberly Brundell, for the People’s Party of Canada.
The riding has 93,440 registered electors, with 123,576 residents.
• Port Moody-Coquitlam
The incumbent, Conservative MP Nelly Shin, is battling her former NDP opponent from the 2019 race, Coquitlam Coun. Bonita Zarrillo, as well as the Liberals’ Will Davis, Desta McPherson of the People’s Party of Canada and veteran Marxist-Leninist party candidate Roland Verrier.
The riding has 83,715 registered electors, with 110,817 residents.