I would like to send my congratulations and some good luck all the way to Nova Scotia, where Zach Churchill was elected as the MLA for Yarmouth in a by-election yesterday. I got to know Zach a few years ago when he was the Vice-Chair of the Alliance of Nova Scotia Student Associations and I was Chair of the Council of Alberta University Students.
The Nova Scotia Liberals also won another by-election held yesterday which brings their Official Opposition Caucus up to 12 MLAs. The governing NDP have 31 MLA and the Progressive Conservatives are in third-place with 8 MLAs.
Here are the preliminary results from Yarmouth:
Zach Churchill, Liberal: 3,984
Charles Crosby, PC: 2,628
Belle Hatfield, Ind: 673
John Deveau, NDP: 513
John Percy, Green: 49
Jonathan Dean, Atlantic: 19