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2006 Canadian Election Results
National Voter Turnout: 64.7% of registered voters.
Source: Elections Canada
You can download an Excel file with all the 2006 final results for each candidate and constituency.
The OTHER winner is Independent candidate André Arthur, running in the Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier riding around Quebec City. Mr Arthur is a popular radio host.
Please note: These election results do not reflect David Emerson's
decision to affiliate himself with the Conservative Party after he was elected
as a Liberal candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway. As well, these figures include all
candidates officially registered for the Liberal and Conservative Parties. After
the official registration deadline, Mr Harper announced that one of his party's
candidates would not be allowed to sit as a Conservative if he were elected,
because of alleged wrongdoing; see the CTV news item about
Derek Zeisman, who is a candidate in the riding of British Columbia Southern
Interior. Mr Martin also announced that one Liberal candidate would also be
excluded from the Liberal caucus, because of alleged wrongdoing; see the CBC
news item about
David Oliver who is a candidate in the BC riding of Abbotsford. Both
individuals remained as official candidates in the election because the deadline
had passed to withdraw nominations.
You can compare the 2006 results with the party standings at dissolution, and the 2004 election results; for interest sake, you can also look up election results dating back to 1867. You can check the list of all the marginal seats across the country that were won with 5% or less of the vote in 2004 - see which ones changed hands in 2006. Find out the success of women candidates in 2006 and how that compares with previous elections. The Atlas fo Canada project at Natural Resources Canada provides an excellent map of the 2006 election results.
Just for interest sake, here are four seat predictions that provided some different outcomes:
Counting ballots and verifying results
On election night, the ballot papers are counted one at a time. When all the ballots are counted for one polling station, the results are submitted electronically to Elections Canada. These are broadcast to the public as they come in. When all the ballots are counted on election night, these totals are known as the "preliminary results". Over the next seven days the process of verifying the results occurs. In each riding, the totals for every polling stations are checked and added up once more, before being submitted to Elections Canada; these are known as the "verified results."
In very close contests, recounts of each ballot paper can be undertaken. Judicial recounts are mandatory in ridings where the winning margin is less than 0.1% of the total valid votes cast. For example, in a riding where 100,000 valid votes were counted, a judicial recount will be held if the winning margin is less than 100 votes; for more information, consult the Elections Canada fact sheet on what happens after electors vote or the Manual on Judicial Recounts. Recounts can also be requested by anyone who asserts that ballots were improperly counted or rejected. The period in which recounts are held can take a few days or weeks to complete. When all the judicial recounts are completed and the final appeals are disposed of, Elections Canada issues the "official results"; these results are usually published 2 or 3 months after election day.
After the election results were validated, there was only one constituency subject to a mandatory judicial recount, Parry Sound-Muskoka in Ontario. The judicial recount determined that the original winner, Conservative candidate Tony Clement, remained the winner with a 28 vote margin over Liberal Andy Mitchell.
A second judicial recount was held in Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River (Saskatchewan) at the request of the second placed candidate. In that riding Liberal Gary Merasty edged out Conservative Jeremy Harrison by 73 votes. The judicial recount verified Merasty as the winner, by 67 votes.
You can also get detailed election results from several online sources:
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