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Dowdall excited for re-election in Simcoe-Grey, says election called for 'no reason'

'It's depressing... we're in the exact same spot,' Dowdall says while watching federal results from his election night party in Collingwood
Terry Dowdall at Memories in Collingwood where he was watching election results with his campaign team.

Conservative incumbent Terry Dowdall has been elected for a second term as MP in Simcoe-Grey, but still maintains the election was unnecessary. 

Dowdall has been watching election results from the Memories restaurant at Living Waters resort Monday evening. He was declared winner of the riding after about 50 poll results. 

Nationally, results so far indicate another Liberal minority government. 

"It's depressing... we're in the exact same spot," said Dowdall. "This was a big waste of money and a waste of time." 

The incumbent MP said steps were taken in the House of Commons to prevent non-confidence votes. 

"All the parties brought issues forward for the government to address," said Dowdall. "It was working, there was absolutely no reason to call an election during a pandemic ... to put people at risk." 

He was, however, grateful to the local voters for another victory. 

"I'm excited to win, for sure," Dowdall said, noting he would have preferred the Conservative Party of Canada to win more seats.

"It's still early, I'm hopeful as more results come in."