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

Nova Scotia

Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Liberal Party of Canada5 (45.45 %)29.83 %
Conservative Party of Canada3 (27.27 %)26.1 %
New Democratic Party2 (18.18 %)28.92 %
Independent1 (9.09 %)N/A
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)8.04 %
Christian Heritage Party of Canada0 (0 %)0.45 %
Other0 (0%)0.08 %

Total number of seats: 11

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 436,053 votes. 231,276 of them were wasted

45,541 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

82,590 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

64,396 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

35,053 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

3,696 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's64.01 %
Dartmouth--Cole Harbour60.51 %
West Nova60.06 %
Halifax West58.44 %
Halifax57.31 %

More than half of the votes cast in 9 districts were wasted. Almost 82 % of all districts