2019 Federal ElectionsNews UPDATE 5: Blaney re-elected in North Island-Powell River, Liberal minority government SHARE ON: Twila Amato, contributor, Monday, Oct. 21st, 2019 Vote stock image (supplied by Pixabay) We’re bringing you live election coverage with a Liberal Minority government. The voters have given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau another chance, although with what you could call a bit of a leash this time in the form of that minority. It appears as though the NDP will hold the balance of power, as it’s unlikely the Liberals solicit regular support from the Bloc. Here in North Island-Powell River with 170 of 251 polls reporting, it looks like Rachel Blaney will be re-elected in North Island Powell River. She so far has pulled in 13, 369 votes. Conservative Shelley Downey is second at 10, 885. The Green’s Mark de Bruijn is in third with 5, 036. Liberal Peter Schwarzhoff is next with 4, 495. The PPC’s Brian Rundle has 602, and Independent Glen Staples has 227. Marxist-Leninist Carla Neal has finally gotten a few with 22 votes to her name now. Taking a look south at Courtenay-Alberni, with 130 of 265 polls reporting NDP incumbent Gord Johns is maintaining a big lead with 9, 797 votes. Conservative Byron Horner is next with 6, 575, Sean Wood with the Greens has 2, 708, Liberal Jonah Gowans has 2, 647 , and Marxist-Leninist Barbara Biley has 56. So far tonight the Liberals are elected or leading in 158 ridings, the Conservatives 121. The Bloc Quebecois 32 and the NDP 24. The Green Party has 3 and the People’s Party is not reporting We’ll be bringing you more updates throughout the night.