2015 Canadian federal election

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The results of the general election

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 and the Prime Minister of Canada. The 2015 election were issued by Governor General David Johnston on August 4.

The election was one of the longest in Canadian history.[1] It was also the first time since the 1979 election that a Prime Minister attempted to remain in office into a fourth consecutive Parliament and the first time since the 1980 election that someone attempted to win a fourth term of any kind as Prime Minister.

The Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, won 184 seats, allowing it to form a majority government with Trudeau becoming the next Prime Minister.[2] Trudeau was sworn in on November 4, 2015.[3]

Candidates[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

184 99 44 10 1
Liberal Conservative New Democratic B
Q
G
Party Votes Seats
Liberal 6,943,276 39.5% Increase 20.6%
184 / 338 (54%)
Conservative 5,613,614 31.9% Decrease 7.7%
99 / 338 (29%)
New Democratic 3,470,350 19.7% Decrease 10.9%
44 / 338 (13%)
Bloc Québécois 821,144 4.7% Decrease 1.2%
10 / 338 (3%)
Green 602,944 3.4% Decrease 0.5%
1 / 338 (0.3%)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Name is bold because he won the election

References[change | change source]

  1. Only the first two election campaigns after Confederation were longer: 81 days in 1867 and 96 days in 1872. In those early days voting was staggered across the country over a period of several months, necessarily extending the length of the campaigns. Since then, the longest campaign was 74 days, in 1926. (Canadian Press, "Imminent federal election to be costliest, longest in recent Canadian history". Toronto Sun, 29 July 2015)
  2. Zurcher, Anthony (20 October 2015). "Trudeau brings Liberals back on top". BBC News. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  3. Patricia Treble. "When does Justin Trudeau become prime minister?". Macleans.ca. Retrieved October 28, 2015.