‘It still came as a real emotional punch’: What it’s like to lose an election

Part of an occasional seriesBy Ian HarrisonPeggy Nash is all too familiar with the pain of political defeat, having lost three of the five times she ran for the federal NDP in Toronto’s Parkdale-High Park riding.“Campaigns are very intense,” Nash said. “Then if you lose, it’s like you’re hitting a brick wall at 140 kilometres an hour. It’s bang, stop.”Her first loss, to Liberal...