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

Nova Scotia

Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Liberal Party of Canada6 (54.55 %)37.16 %
Conservative Party of Canada3 (27.27 %)29.69 %
New Democratic Party2 (18.18 %)29.85 %
Other0 (0%)3.3 %

Total number of seats: 11

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 464,999 votes. 244,279 of them were wasted

57,635 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

87,075 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

82,391 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

17,178 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
South Shore--St. Margaret's63.15 %
West Nova60.76 %
Central Nova59.34 %
Dartmouth--Cole Harbour57.68 %
Kings--Hants54.44 %

More than half of the votes cast in 8 districts were wasted. Almost 73 % of all districts