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"In the last few hours before the poll closings, the after-work turnout in Montreal itself turned the city into a kind of campaigning pandemonium, with long waits at the polls that are extraordinary and unprecedented in a country that has been used to 85 percent turnouts in precinct elections," McWhirter reports. "At Eddie O'Sullivan College in downtown Montreal, police cars diverted a full block of honking traffic so that voters could stand in freezing sleet waiting to take a number and go inside. They're being cheered on by passers-by just to give them a little solidarity in these very cold and dark nights."