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 Canada124 (40.26 %)36.27 %
Liberal Party of Canada103 (33.44 %)30.23 %
Bloc Québécois51 (16.56 %)10.48 %
New Democratic Party29 (9.42 %)17.48 %
Independent1 (0.32 %)N/A
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)4.48 %
Other0 (0%)0.54 %

Total number of seats: 308

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 14,817,159 votes. 7,584,409 of them were wasted

2,219,656 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

2,268,502 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

1,989,543 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

305,991 votes for Bloc Québécois wasted

664,068 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

136,649 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
Hull--Aylmer-Que.67.33 %
Fleetwood--Port Kells-B.C.66.53 %
Pontiac-Que.66.32 %
Newton--North Delta-B.C.65.75 %
Louis-Hébert-Que.65.53 %

More than half of the votes cast in 185 districts were wasted. Around 60 % of all districts