The 2019 federal election is today! After 40 days of campaigning around the country, politicians and citizens alike will cast their votes today to elect members of the 43rd Canadian Parliament. Here’s how to watch this election in Montreal!
But before you sit down and start watching… Know that it’s going to be close! The two leading parties, Liberal and Conservative, are neck-in-neck in the polls, with 32.0% and 31.6% of voting intentions respectively, according to CBC’s poll tracker.
To add to the suspense, the Bloc Québécois has made considerable gains over the Conservatives in Quebec since the start of October, and are now in close-2nd place to the Liberals (30.2% vs. 33.2%). This puts them ahead of the NDP in seat projections nationally (39 vs. 35), meaning either party could hold the balance of power in the case of a minority government. In Western Canada, the NDP is in close-3rd to the Liberals, and in Atlantic Canada, they’re close behind the conservatives.
The Green Party holds 7.5% voting intentions nationally (double digits in B.C. and Atlantic Canada) but is only expected to win between 1 and 6 seats.
Long story short, this is going to be an exciting election, and possibly a late night if you’re watching tonight! Without further ado, here’s where to watch!
Centre St Jax in Westmount is hosting an Election Results Watch Party, free and open to all. They’ll be screening CBC’s English-language coverage. 6pm / 1439 Sainte-Catherine W.
Le Tableau Blanc in Saint-Henri is hosting an Election Watch Party, free and open to all. The first 100 registered participants will be eligible for complimentary food and (non-alcoholic) beverage tickets. 6pm / 900 rue Lacasse, suite B-111
PGSS McGill is hosting a Federal Elections Viewing Night. 6pm / 3650 McTavish
Stream the federal elections live on CBC’s website.
Global News will stream Decision Canada, starting at 7pm ET.
Most news organizations, including CBC in English and Radio-Canada in French, will have elections coverage.