2006 Election for the Federal Government of Canada

PRIME MINISTER Stephen Harper - Conservative Party of Canada

39th Parliament of the Federal Government of Canada

Duration 3rd April 2006 - 7th September 2008

Election Held on 23rd January 2006


Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Conservative Party of Canada8 (57.14 %)42.77 %
Liberal Party of Canada3 (21.43 %)26.02 %
New Democratic Party3 (21.43 %)25.38 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)3.87 %
Other0 (0%)1.96 %

Total number of seats: 14

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 516,214 votes. 258,437 of them were wasted

51,940 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

91,292 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

84,502 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

20,617 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

10,086 votes for Other wasted

Most Wasted Votes

Most of the time in our current system more than half of the votes cast in a district are wasted. The following table shows the worst of these.

Top Five Most Wasted Votes | All Over Half Wasted

DistrictPercent Votes Wasted
Saint Boniface61.41 %
Winnipeg South Centre60.75 %
Churchill59.32 %
Winnipeg South58.58 %
Kildonan--St. Paul56.87 %

More than half of the votes cast in 8 districts were wasted. More than 57 % of all districts