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
Liberal Party of Canada54 (50.94 %)39.94 %
Conservative Party of Canada40 (37.74 %)35.09 %
New Democratic Party12 (11.32 %)19.45 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)4.66 %
Other0 (0%)0.87 %

Total number of seats: 106

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 5,677,998 votes. 3,051,611 of them were wasted

934,962 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

947,790 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

857,518 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

262,708 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

48,633 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
London--Fanshawe65.49 %
Thunder Bay--Rainy River64.87 %
Welland64.47 %
Peterborough64.1 %
Thunder Bay--Superior North63.99 %

More than half of the votes cast in 73 districts were wasted. Almost 69 % of all districts