Independent Jody Wilson-Raybould elected in Vancouver Granville

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Jody Wilson-Raybould has been elected the Independent MP for Vancouver Granville. Photo by Dan Toulgoet

In what has been one of the most-watched contests of Canada’s 43rd federal election, Jody Wilson-Raybould, running as an Independent, has won the riding of Vancouver Granville.

Green Party – Louise Boutin
People’s Party – Naomi Chocyk
NDP-New Democratic Party – Yvonne Hanson
Liberal – Taleeb Noormohamed
Conservative – Zach Segal
Independent – Jody Wilson-Raybould

Wilson-Raybould began her legal career as a crown prosecutor in Vancouver and later served as an advisor at the B.C. Treaty Commission. She’s Canada’s former justice minister and attorney general, and was elected regional chief of the B.C. Assembly of First Nations in 2009. She alleged undue pressure from senior Liberals over the SNC-Lavalin scandal, and resigned from cabinet in February.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau booted her from the Liberal Party in April. Wilson-Raybould, who was offered a place in the Green Party by leader Elizabeth May, declined, opting to take on task as an Independent.

Taleeb Noormohamed stepped in for the Liberals to make a run for the Vancouver Granville seat, and returns indicate he and Conservative Zach Segal carved quite a bit out of Wilson-Raybould’s former constituency. Yvonne Hanson, just 24 years old, ran for the NDP.

Wilson-Raybould, who is married to Dr. Tim Raybould, is a descendant of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples. She is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom