How federal elections work in Canada?

How federal elections work in Canada?

Canada’s electoral system, sometimes referred to as a “first-past-the-post” system, is more accurately referred to as a single-member plurality system. The candidate with the most votes in a riding wins a seat in the House of Commons and represents that riding as its member of Parliament (MP).

Who became Canadian prime minister in 2015?

Stephen Joseph Harper PC CC (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian politician who served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada from 2006 to 2015….Stephen Harper.

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper PC CC
Harper in 2010
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
In office February 6, 2006 – November 4, 2015
Monarch Elizabeth II

What was the result of the 2015 Canadian federal election?

The 42nd Canadian federal election was held on October 19, 2015. The incumbent Conservative Party of Canada of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in office since 2006, was defeated by the Liberal Party of Canada under the leadership of Justin Trudeau.

Did new voters tip the scales in Canada’s 2015 election?

Going deeper into Canada’s 2015 federal election results. Drilling down into the Oct. 19 election results, which gave Justin Trudeau and the Liberals 39.5 per cent of the popular vote and 184 seats in the House of Commons, reveals how new voters may have tipped the scales.

What political party did Justin Trudeau run for?

Justin Trudeau. Liberal. The 2015 Canadian federal election (formally the 42nd Canadian general election) was held on October 19, 2015, to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Canadian Parliament. The writs of election for the 2015 election were issued by Governor General David Johnston on August 4.

How did the 2015 general election result compare to 2011?

(The table compares the preliminary result for 2015 to the total vote in 2011, adjusted for the 15 byelections since then.) The larger turnout — at least 68.5 per cent compared with 61.1 per cent in 2011 — boosted the total number of votes cast. Turnout this year was the highest since 1993, when it was 70.9 per cent.