'You deserve it': Words of encouragement for Olympic soccer player Desiree Scott

Canada's Desiree Scott celebrates at the end of a women's soccer match against Chile at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Sapporo, Japan. Canada won 2-1. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Canada's Desiree Scott celebrates at the end of a women's soccer match against Chile at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Sapporo, Japan. Canada won 2-1. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Follow the CTVNews.ca live blog for real-time updates, analysis and 2021 federal election results as they come in. We will also feature updates from the headquarters of every major federal party, as well as dispatches from CTV News reporters in ridings across different parts of the country.

People line up in a school yard to cast their vote at a poling station in Montreal, on Monday, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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UPDATED | Election day 2021: First polls close in Atlantic Canada

After 36 days of parties campaigning for their votes, Canadians have spent the day making their voices heard, heading to the polls across 338 ridings to elect their next member of Parliament and ultimately determining who will form the next federal government at a pivotal time in the pandemic.