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 Canada12 (85.71 %)48.98 %
Liberal Party of Canada2 (14.29 %)22.36 %
New Democratic Party0 (0 %)24.05 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)3.2 %
Other0 (0%)1.41 %

Total number of seats: 14

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 462,029 votes. 226,723 of them were wasted

22,114 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

111,253 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

72,583 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

14,250 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

6,523 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
Regina--Qu'Appelle58.79 %
Desnethé--Missinippi--Churchill River58.63 %
Regina--Lumsden--Lake Centre57.85 %
Palliser57.01 %
Saskatoon--Rosetown--Biggar54.46 %

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