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Liberal Party of Canada incumbent Terry Beech projected winner in Burnaby North-Seymour

Justin Trudeau projected to remain Prime Minister and hold a minority government
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Burnaby North-Seymour incumbent Terry Beech of the Liberal Party of Canada.

It is projected incumbent Terry Beech will be elected for a third term as MP of Burnaby North-Seymour. 

The Canadian Press is projecting Beech has won the riding.

As of 11 p.m. Monday night (Sept. 20) and 185 out of 191 polls reporting, preliminary numbers showed Beech held 16,691 votes and 39.3% of the vote compared to second-place finisher Jim Hanson of the NDP Party of Canada who tallied 12,428 votes and 29.2% of the overall vote.

In 2019, Beech only won the riding by 1,585 votes after being in an extremely tight race against NDP Party of Canada candidate Svend Robinson. 

"I'm never expecting anything," Beech told the NOW Monday night. "I always go into elections trying to work as hard as I can and kind of letting the chips fall where they may, but I feel very humbled to have such strong support in Burnaby and North Vancouver.

"Tomorrow I'm going to make sure that, you know there's still a lot of work to do and we have a lot of stuff we have to do in the community, but I'm excited to get back to work first thing tomorrow." 

While Justin Trudeau didn't get a majority government as he had hoped, Beech said he likes the opportunity to work with those in parliament from all parties in a minority government. 

"I've always enjoyed the minority setting," he said. "The Liberal party doesn't have a monopoly on good ideas and I appreciate the opportunity to work with all parties.

"I would say we shouldn't be naive about minority governments. All of the other parties did vote for non-confidence in the last year or so, which is basically a vote to have an election, and of course, we got our COVID supports through on the last sitting day of parliament and there were several bills that were held up. I think this is a new mandate to end the COVID pandemic and to follow the Liberal vision to implement programs like child care and I look forward to working with people all across the aisle to implement those changes." 

Similar to Justin Trudeau's comments tonight saying he and the Liberals will work for every single person, acknowledging those who did not vote for him, Beech echoed a similar statement for those in Burnaby and North Vancouver that did not cast their ballot for him at the polls.

"In terms of a difference between this time and the last times, I really have focused on building individual relationships with people in our community and I appreciate all the people that came out and supported me. 

"But I'm also going to make sure to take that extra effort, I really want to reach out to the people that didn't support me, to find out what their priorities are because I'm a Liberal when it comes to the election, absolutely and I think it's the best plan for our country, but I represent everyone and so I'm very looking forward to sitting down with the other candidates and discussing their priorities, but I also want to invite everybody in our community who may not have supported me this time to reach out to me because I want to make sure I'm a voice for everyone in our community."

Preliminary results from Elections Canada show both the Liberal Party of Canada and the Conservative Party of Canada will retain roughly the same amount of seats in the house from 2019. 

The Bloc Québécois and NDP are projected to see slight increases compared to the last election.