“It says there’s a big progressive vote in Fredericton that’s had enough of the 2 old parties. I used to be stunned to see the Liberals finish third,” he said.

Atwin said it might be too hard to be a latest MP while her young children remained at home in Latest Brunswick, so they’ll accompany her to Ottawa.

“My oldest is seven, and he’s just excited to see what lies ahead,” she said. “He keeps asking, ‘When are we going to Ottawa, Mom? Is it happening tomorrow?’ ”

Atwin, who says that in highschool she desired to be chosen most probably to turn out to be prime minister, might be joined within the Commons by May and Paul Manly, each of whom represent British Columbia ridings for the Greens. Manly was first elected in a byelection this yr.

Atwin said back-to-back years of record flooding in Fredericton helped persuade voters that it was time to vote for a celebration with a powerful view on climate change.

On election night, she vowed to stay up for greater than just the people in her riding.

“I’ll fight to guard the environment, our home and all that dwell upon it,” she said. “I’ll fight for the water, the ocean, the rivers – our lifeblood. I’ll fight for the winged ones, the four-legged, the insects, the trees. I’ll fight for justice.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2019.



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