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Meet Blake Desjarlais, the Métis NDP candidate who just ended a Conservative stronghold in Edmonton Griesbach – CBC

Sep 24, 2021

NDP candidate bested Conservative incumbent by 1,468 votes

Blake Desjarlais had already won Monday night but the victory wasn’t real for him right away.

The 27-year-old NDP candidate had unseated Conservative Kerry Diotte in the riding of Edmonton Griesbach, the first time someone who wasn’t Conservative had won the riding.

But on Wednesday, after all mail-in and special ballots were counted, it became official.

After reserving comment until the official results were in, Desjarlais sat down for back-to-back, one-on-one media interviews on Thursday in his campaign office on 118th Avenue in Edmonton.

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