10/19/2015 20:44 EDT | Updated 10/19/2016 01:12 EDT

Two cabinet ministers, senior NDP members going down in Liberal tsunami

OTTAWA — The Liberal red tide rising across Atlantic Canada is swamping some prominent opponents, including Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt.

Megan Leslie, the deputy NDP leader, is trailing in Halifax and veteran New Democrat Jack Harris is in a see-saw battle in his St. John's riding.

Shea was behind badly in the Prince Edward Island riding of Egmont.

Valcourt, meanwhile, was a distant third place in Madawaska-Restigouche in New Brunswick.

Harris, first elected in a 1987 byelection, was tottering against Liberal Nick Whalen.

And New Democrat Peter Stoffer, a popular Parliament Hill fixture who was first elected in 1997, appeared to be going down to defeat in his Nova Scotia riding.

The Canadian Press