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Today’s top headlines from Vancouver and beyond:
Yesterday’s historic federal election brings the first Conservative majority in nearly two decades, the long-overdue decimation of the Bloc Quebecois, a seat in parliament for the worthy Greens, embarrassment for the Liberals, and a new day for the NDP.
Voter turnout bucked its long downward trend, spiking to 61.4 percent from 2008′s 58.8, but still representing the third lowest turnout in Canadian history.
Longstanding NDP MP Libby Davies crushed the opposition in Vancouver East with 62% of the vote.
The venerable Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh, former premier and minister of health, has retired from politics after losing in Vancouver South to Conservative Wai Young.
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