From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative).

CANADA VOTES: Polls now closed in country’s 2021 federal snap election

Some tight races may not be called for days; live results can be viewed on our website.

  • Sep. 20, 2021 12:00 a.m.

Polls are now closed in the Kootenay-Columbia riding for the 2021 federal election.

The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, Annamie Paul’s Greens., Yves-François Blanchet’s Bloc Quebecois and Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada.

While results are expected to trickle in throughout the night as polls being to report results, it may be a while before we officially know what kind of parliament will be forming, as mail-in ballots will not begin to be counted until Tuesday. Some close races may not have official winners for days, Elections Canada has warned.

As of Sunday, 1,262,617 special ballot kits had been issued by Elections Canada, and of those 923,832 had been returned.

Elections Canada says almost 6.8 million people voted early, most of them at advanced polls over a week ago, and the rest through special ballots cast by mail or at Elections Canada offices.

There are five candidates up for election in Kootenay-Columbia.

Live results can be seen here:

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