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 Canada27 (96.43 %)64.68 %
New Democratic Party1 (3.57 %)12.66 %
Liberal Party of Canada0 (0 %)11.38 %
Green Party of Canada0 (0 %)8.76 %
Other0 (0%)2.53 %

Total number of seats: 28

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 1,271,160 votes. 448,550 of them were wasted

19,640 votes for Conservative Party of Canada wasted

140,771 votes for New Democratic Party wasted

144,646 votes for Liberal Party of Canada wasted

111,334 votes for Green Party of Canada wasted

32,159 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
Edmonton--Sherwood Park64.16 %
Edmonton--Strathcona57.42 %
Edmonton Centre50.96 %

More than half of the votes cast in 3 districts were wasted. Almost 11 % of all districts