From the Vancouver Sun:
PM Harper 'humbled' by majority; Layton in Opposition; Ignatieff, Duceppe lose their seatsConservative leader Stephen Harper's long-running quest to attain a majority government was finally achieved Monday in a landmark federal election that also saw Jack Layton's NDP surge dramatically to become the country's official Opposition for the first time in that party's history.
Two other leaders — Michael Ignatieff of the Liberals and Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc Quebecois — meanwhile, went down to defeat, while Green party leader Elizabeth May won her seat in Parliament.
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