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Fortin holds on amid CAQ wave

Pontiac MNA André Fortin was re-elected on Oct. 1 with slightly more than 50 per cent of the vote. Fortin and his supporters watched the results come in on election night at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Aylmer.

Chris Lowrey
AYLMER Oct. 1, 2018
Despite a strong showing by the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) in the Outaouais, Liberal MNA André Fortin has been re-elected in Pontiac.
Fortin won the riding with more than 50 per cent of the vote (14,839 out of 27,588 total votes). The CAQ representative, Olive Kamanyana, finished in second place, with just over 20 per cent of the vote (5,621 votes).
This is actually decline for Fortin, who received 75 per cent of the vote when he was first elected in 2014.
Fortin, the outgoing Transport Minister, watched the results come in on Oct. 1 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Aylmer. He thanked his family and his volunteers, who he referred to as the best campaign team in the province.

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