1984 Canadian federal election

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1984 Canadian federal election

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282 seats in the House of Commons
142 seats needed for a majority
Turnout75.3%[1] (Increase6.0pp)
  First party Second party Third party
  Mulroney.jpg Turner 1968 cropped.jpg Ed Broadbent.jpg
Leader Brian Mulroney John Turner Ed Broadbent
Party Progressive Conservative Liberal New Democratic
Leader since June 11, 1983 June 16, 1984 July 7, 1975
Leader's seat Manicouagan Vancouver Quadra Oshawa
Last election 103 seats, 32.45% 147 seats, 44.34% 32 seats, 19.77%
Seats before 100 135 31
Seats won 211 40 30
Seat change Increase111 Decrease95 Decrease1
Popular vote 6,278,818 3,516,486 2,359,915
Percentage 50.03% 28.02% 18.81%
Swing Increase17.59pp Decrease16.32pp Decrease0.97pp

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Popular vote by province, with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by province but instead via results by each riding.

Prime Minister before election

John Turner
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

Brian Mulroney
Progressive Conservative

The 1984 Canadian federal election was held on September 4 of that year to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 33rd Parliament of Canada.

All numerical results from Elections Canada's Official Report on the Thirty-Third Election.

211 40 30 1
Progressive Conservative Liberal NDP O
Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1980 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
  Progressive Conservative Brian Mulroney 282 103 100 211 +104.9% 6,278,818 50.03% +17.59pp
  Liberal John Turner 282 147 135 40 -72.8% 3,516,486 28.02% -16.32pp
  New Democratic Ed Broadbent 282 32 31 30 -6.3% 2,359,915 18.81% -0.97pp
  No affiliation1 20 - - 1   39,298 0.31% +0.29pp
Rhinoceros Cornelius the First 88 - - - - 99,178 0.79% -0.22pp
  Parti nationaliste du Québec2 Denis Monière 74 * * - * 85,865 0.68% *
Confederation of Regions Elmer Knutson 55 * * - * 65,655 0.52% *
Green Trevor Hancock 60 * * - * 26,921 0.21% *
Libertarian Victor Levis 72 - - - - 23,514 0.19% +0.05pp
  Independent 65 - 1 - - 22,067 0.18% +0.04pp
Social Credit Ken Sweigard 51 - - - - 16,659 0.13% -1.56pp
Communist William Kashtan 51 - - - - 7,479 0.06% +x
Commonwealth of Canada Gilles Gervais 66 * * - * 7,007 0.06% *
     Vacant 15  
Total 1,449 282 282 282 - 12,548,862 100%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca—[permanent dead link]History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Notes:

"% change" refers to change from previous election.

x – less than 0.05% of the popular vote.

1 Tony Roman was elected in the Toronto-area riding of York North as a "coalition candidate", defeating incumbent PC MP John Gamble. Roman drew support from Progressive Conservatives who were upset by Gamble's extreme right-wing views.

2 Results of the Parti nationaliste du Québec are compared to those of the Union Populaire in the 1980 election.

The Revolutionary Workers League fielded five candidates: Michel Dugré, Katy Le Rougetel, Larry Johnston, Bonnie Geddes and Bill Burgess. All appeared on the ballot as independent or non-affiliated candidates, as the party was unregistered.

Vote and seat summaries[change | change source]

Popular vote
PC
50.03%
Liberal
28.02%
NDP
18.81%
Others
3.14%


Seat totals
PC
74.82%
Liberal
14.18%
NDP
10.64%
Independents
0.35%

Results by province[change | change source]

Party name BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NT YK Total
  Progressive Conservative Seats: 19 21 9 9 67 58 9 9 3 4 2 1 211
  Popular Vote: 46.6 68.8 41.7 43.2 47.6 50.2 53.6 50.7 52.0 57.6 41.3 56.8 50.0
  Liberal Seats: 1 - - 1 14 17 1 2 1 3 - - 40
  Vote: 16.4 12.7 18.2 21.8 29.8 35.4 31.9 33.6 41.0 36.4 26.9 21.7 28.0
  New Democratic Party Seats: 8 - 5 4 13 - - - - - - - 30
  Vote: 35.1 14.1 38.4 27.2 20.8 8.8 14.1 15.2 6.5 5.8 28.2 16.1 18.8
  No affiliation Seats: - -     1 -     -       1
  Vote: xx 0.2     0.8 xx     0.4       0.3
Total seats: 28 21 14 14 95 75 10 11 4 7 2 1 282
Parties that won no seats:
Rhinoceros Vote: 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 2.4   0.3       1.1 0.8
  Nationaliste Vote:           2.5             0.7
Confederation of Regions Vote: 0.2 2.2 1.3 6.7                 0.5
Green Vote: 0.6 0.3 0.1   0.3 0.1     0.1       0.2
Libertarian Vote: 0.3 0.1   0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1     0.1   4.4 0.2
  Independent Vote: 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 3.5   0.2
Social Credit Vote: 0.2 0.6     0.1 0.2 0.1           0.1
Communist Vote: 0.1 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1             0.1
Commonwealth of Canada Vote:           0.2             0.0

Notes[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Pomfret, R. "Voter Turnout at Federal Elections and Referendums". Elections Canada. Elections Canada. Retrieved 11 January 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)