2008 Election for the Federal Government of Canada

PRIME MINISTER Stephen Harper - Conservative Party of Canada

40th Parliament of the Federal Government of Canada

Duration 18th November 2008 - 26th March 2011

Election Held on 14th October 2008


Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Bloc Québécois49 (65.33 %)38.11 %
Liberal Party of Canada14 (18.67 %)23.76 %
Conservative Party of Canada10 (13.33 %)21.68 %
New Democratic Party1 (1.33 %)12.18 %
Independent1 (1.33 %)N/A
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)3.47 %
Other0 (0%)0.16 %

Total number of seats: 75

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 3,621,275 votes. 1,979,430 of them were wasted

274,550 votes for Bloc Québécois wasted

574,276 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

564,176 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

426,750 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

125,805 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

13,873 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
Gatineau70.85 %
Brossard--La Prairie67.41 %
Pontiac67.29 %
Portneuf--Jacques-Cartier66.51 %
Jeanne-Le Ber65.09 %

More than half of the votes cast in 57 districts were wasted. 76 % of all districts