Two candidates in yesterday's Canadian election who were of at least passing interest to ufologists (particularly those of the more serious type, as opposed to those who still see Paul Hellyer as a big deal) have been defeated.
Former Canadian Governor General and NDP candidate Ed Schreyer lost his race in the Manitoba riding of Selkirk - Interlake to the Tory incumbent James Bezan, 21,659 votes to 16,358 (the Liberal polled 4,431, and the Green Party candidate received 1,337 votes).
In Quebec, former astronaut Marc Garneau lost in the riding of Vaudreuil - Solanges to Meili Faille, the candidate for the separtist Bloc Quebecois, by a count of 27,012 to 17,768 (the Tory candidate, Stephane Bourgon, finished a respectable third, with 11,889 votes).
Full results for all ridings can be found here.
As for Canada, we now have a Conservative minority government (a smaller win than I had hoped for, but a win nonetheless), which, with the resignation of outgoing Prime Minister and Liberal leader Paul Martin, should hold for at least 18 months. My take on this and other political issues / development, for those who are interested, can be found at my blog Paulitics 101.