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
Conservative Party of Canada51 (48.11 %)39.21 %
Liberal Party of Canada38 (35.85 %)33.82 %
New Democratic Party17 (16.04 %)18.2 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)7.95 %
Other0 (0%)0.82 %

Total number of seats: 106

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 5,154,006 votes. 2,724,625 of them were wasted

714,438 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

939,972 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

618,012 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

409,936 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

42,267 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
Guelph67.78 %
Welland67.09 %
Sudbury64.85 %
Kitchener--Waterloo63.94 %
Kitchener Centre63.3 %

More than half of the votes cast in 76 districts were wasted. Almost 72 % of all districts