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Liberal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan loses re-election bid

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OTTAWA — Liberal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan has been defeated in the South Shore—St. Margarets riding in Nova Scotia by Conservative candidate Rick Perkins.

Jordan was first elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and has served as a minister in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's government since 2019.

Last year, she was criticized over her handling of the dispute involving Indigenous fishing rights in Nova Scotia when a conflict between commercial fishers and Mi’kmaq fishers escalated and made national headlines.

Meanwhile, Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan has been re-elected in the St. John's South—Mount Pearl riding in Newfoundland and Labrador.

President of the Queen’s Privy Council and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc has won re-election the riding of Beauséjour in southeastern New Brunswick for the eighth consecutive time.

First elected in 2000, LeBlanc has served as minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs and internal trade, minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and as leader of the government in the House of Commons.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press

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