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Tables revised per consensus reached at Talk:Canadian federal election results since 1867. Kevintoronto 20:44, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)


ResultsEdit

NewfoundlandEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
Between 1958 and 1979, Newfoundland was a province that usually voted Liberal, except for a couple seats, usually in the southeast that voted for the Progressive Conservatives. The NDP won one seat in 1979, the only seat they ever won in a general election in the province. The Liberals swept the province in 1965 and 1963, and the Progressive Conservatives won a majority of seats in Newfoundland in 1972 and 1968.

Notes:

•••••• 1979
••••••• 1974
••••••• 1972
•••••• 1968
••••••• 1965
••••••• 1963
•••••• 1962
••••••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Prog. Cons. NDP Other
Bonavista—Trinity—Conception Dave Rooney
11,314
Patrick J. Layman
5,943
W.A. Bill Parsons
7,448
  Dave Rooney
Burin—St. Geoge's Don Jamieson
14,960
Allen Evans
2,366
Ross Senior
3,943
  Don Jamieson
Gander—Twillingate George S. Baker
15,408
Fred J. Dixon
4,727
Wallace Bown
4,460
  George S. Baker
Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador Bill Rompkey
13,639
Calvin Osmond
3,418
Bryan Blackmore
12,538
  Bill Rompkey
Humber—Port au Port—St. Barbe George Billard
8,782
George Hutchings
5,941
Fonse Faour
15,872
  Fonse Faour
St. John's East John Dustan
7,734
James A. McGrath
20,262
Stratford G. Canning
6,684
  James A. McGrath
St. John's West Patrick O'Flaherty
10,024
John Crosbie
17,236
Tom Mayo
9,033
  John Crosbie

Prince Edward IslandEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
Between 1958 and 1979, Prince Edward Island was mostly Conservative territory. The Progressive Conservatives were able to sweep the island in 1979, 1968, 1965, 1962 and 1958. The best the Liberals could do was win half the seats in 1963.

Notes:
1- MacQuarrie not seeking re-election

•••• 1979
••• 1974
••• 1972
•••• 1968
•••• 1965
•••• 1963
•••• 1962
•••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Prog. Cons. NDP Other
Cardigan Daniel J. Macdonald
7,972
Wilbur Macdonald
8,219
George MacFarlane
892
  Daniel J. Macdonald
Egmont Bill Reese
6,233
David MacDonald
8,861
Vincent Gallant
710
  David Macdonald
Hillsborough G. Gordon Tweedy
5,319
Tom McMillan
8,338
Bob Crockett
1,453
Garry Charles Anstett, Libert.
54
Heath MacQuarrie 1
Malpeque Don Wood
6,707
Mel Gass
8,729
Charlie Sark
1,126
  Don Wood

Nova ScotiaEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
Between 1958 and 1979 the Progressive Conservatives did very well in Nova Scotia. They swept the 1958 election here, and in most elections only lost one to three seats. The Liberals were usually the ones to to win the seats the Tories did not. The Liberals best election in Nova Scotia during this time was 1963 when they won four seats. The NDP during this time won 3 seats in total, all in Cape Breton.

Notes:
1- Muir not seeking re-election
2- Stanfield not seeking re-election

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•••••••••••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Prog. Cons. NDP Other
Annapolis Valley—Hants Frank C. Benanson
12,001
Pat Nowlan
20,103
Bob Levy
8,008
  Pat Nowlan
Cape Breton Highlands—Canso Allan MacEachen
17,047
Bill Kelly
13,736
William J. Woodfine
4,657
  Allan MacEachen
Cape Breton—East Richmond Dan A. Munroe
10,257
Bob Crosby
7,411
Andy Hogan
15,269
Jake Campbell, Ind.
734
Andy Hogan
Cape Breton—The Sydneys Russell MacLellan
12,857
Joyce MacDougall
12,011
Ed Murphy
10,310
Glen Brown, M-L
128
Bob Muir1
Central Nova Lloyd P. MacKay
9,988
Elmer MacKay
18,907
Gary A. Chambers
4,521
  Elmer MacKay
Cumberland—Colchester Sam Brushett
12,154
Robert Coates
22,827
Hayden M. Trenholm
5,662
Bob Kirk, Ind.
294
Robert Coates
Dartmouth—Halifax East John Savage
15,453
Michael Forrestall
21,441
Frederick A. Turley
7,116
  Michael Forrestall
Halifax Brian Flemming
16,555
George Cooper
16,570
Alexa McDonough
7,590
David F. Gray, Ind.
155
D. Scott Milsom, Comm.
64
Tony Seed, M-L
27
Robert Stanfield2
Halifax West Dick Boyce
16,702
Howard Crosby
22,714
Dennis Theman
8,265
Arthur R. Canning, Ind.
275
David Morgan, Unk.
152
Howard Crosby
South Shore Ted McFetridge
11,666
Lloyd R. Crouse
20,867
John Yates
3,988
  Lloyd R. Crouse
South West Nova Coline Campbell
16,398
Charlie Haliburton
16,512
Ian MacPherson
4,217
  Coline Campbell

New BrunswickEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
The 1958 election saw the Progressive Conservatives win a majority of the ridings in New Brunswick. In the time period between 1958 and 1979 they would never repreat this feat. However, since then New Brunswick has been well divided between the Liberals and the Conservatives. 1962, 1963 and 1965 had the Liberals in the majority (6-4). 1968 and 1972 saw an even 5-5 split between the two parties. In 1974 the Liberal would win 6 seats again, the tories only 3, this time with one independent, Leonard C. Jones in the riding of Moncton. 1974 would see the Liberals win 7 seats with only 3 for the tories. In 1979 the tories gained one back. In New Brunswick the Liberals generally do well in the north, and in pocekets of the south.

Notes:
1- Jones not seeking re-election

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•••••••••• 1965
•••••••••• 1963
•••••••••• 1962
•••••••••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Prog. Cons. NDP Other
Carleton—Charlotte T. Ann Brennan
9,308
Fred McCain
16,603
Edward Gaunce
3,971
  Fred McCain
Fundy—Royal Joseph A. Day
13,589
Bob Corbett
19,135
Bruce E. Halpin
7,746
  Bob Corbett
Gloucester Herb Breau
18,387
Gastien Godin
13,872
Kevin W. O'Connell
3,366
  Herb Breau
Madawaska—Victoria Eymard Corbin
15,851
Roger Guimond
8,171
James H. Aucoin
1,620
  Eymard Corbin
Moncton Gary McCauley
20,940
Gary D. Wheeler
18,446
Gregory Murphy
8,936
  Leonard C. Jones 1
Northumberland—Miramichi Maurice A. Dionne
12,893
John Trevors
9,467
Jerry I. Dunnett
4,653
  Maurice A. Dionne
Restigouche Maurice Harquail
14,840
Roger Pichette
7,009
Gail Walsh
4,718
  Maurice Harquail
Madawaska—Victoria Mike Landers
13,316
Eric Ferguson
13,989
Eldon Richardson
6,358
  Mike Landers
Westmorland—Kent Roméo Leblanc
19,695
Lionel J. Mills
6,584
René Vannieuwenhuizen
4,609
  Roméo Leblanc
York—Sunbury Pete Mockler
11,815
J. Robert Howie
21,722
Phillip D. Booker
5,665
John Marshall, Ind
258
J. Robert Howie

QuebecEdit

 

Eastern QuebecEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
In 1958, John Diefenbaker's tories were able to win all but the riding of Lévis, which went Liberal. In 1962 the tories were cut down to just two seats in this region, as the Social Credit Party came on to the scene. The Socreds did very well in this region between 1962 and 1979. They won 4 seats in 1962, 2 seats in 1963, 1 seat in 1965 as the Ralliement Crédititste, 2 in 1968 as the Créditiste, 3 seats in 1972 and 1974 as the Socreds, and 2 in 1979. The tories just won one seat in 1965 and were swept off the map in 1963, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1979. Despite winning every other seat, the Liberals have not done well here compared to the rest of Quebec.

Notes:
1- Béchard not seeking re-election

••••••• 1979
•••••••• 1974
•••••••• 1972
•••••••• 1968
•••••• 1965
•••••••• 1963
•••••••• 1962
••••••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Social Credit Prog. Cons. NDP Union Populaire Other
Bellechasse Jean Richard
17,584
Adrien Lambert
18,702
Jean Deschenes
2,924
Guy Dupuis
354
Jean Beaudoin
195
Marie Claude Chenevert, Rhino.
523
Adrien Lambert
Bonaventure—Îles-de-la-Madeleine Rémi Bujold
15,777
  Gilbert Charbonneau
11,641
Huguette Gauthier
1,514
    Albert Béchard1
Gaspé Alexandre Cyr
14,830
Armand Preston
934
Paul Arsenault
11,797
Jean Paul Rivard
783
Denise Imbeau
203
  Alexandre Cyr
Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup Rosaire Gendron
15,328
Charles-Eugène Dionne
12,529
Claude Langlais
5,662
Marc Lord
357
  Jean-Noël Legacé, Ind.
515
Andrée Constance Lapierre, Rhino.
506
Rosaire Gendron
merged district
Charles-Eugène Dionne
Lévis Raynald Guay
31,753
André Godbout
11,403
Roland Garneau
6,726
Gérard Dionne
3,392
Paul Biron
841
Richard Allard, M-L
341
Raynald Guay
Matapédia—Matane Pierre De Bané
19,728
Roland Paquin
3,602
Joseph-Marie Lévesque
2,993
André Noël
548
Pierre Demers
374
  Pierre De Bané
Rimouski Eva Côté Lachance
16,716
Eudore Allard
16,821
Jean Brisson
2,556
Guy Poulin
492
Nicolas Lavoie
80
Renaud Guénette, Rhino.
455
Eudore Allard

Côte-Nord and SaguenayEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
In 1958 The tories were able to sweep all ridings except for Lapointe which held on to the Liberals. Four years later however, it was the Social Credit Party that swept every riding in this region. In 1963 they began to deteriote, first losing the riding of Saguenay to the Liberals, then in 1965 Chicoutimi and Charlevoix went to the tories. By 1968, Roberval was the only seat to remain with the SoCreds. Charlevoix switched to them in 1972, but lost in 1974, and by 1979 Roberval remained as the only SoCred seat, as the Liberals have every other seat.

Notes:
1- Langlois not seeking re-election
2- Blouin not seeking re-election

•••••• 1979
•••••• 1974
••••••• 1972
••••• 1968
••••• 1965
••••• 1963
•••••• 1962
••••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Social Credit Prog. Cons. NDP Union Populaire Other
Chalevoix Charles Lapointe
18,031
Gabriel-Yvan Gagnon
8,004
Paul-André Tremblay
4,503
Normand Laforce
613
Margot Kaszap
251
Charles Lapointe
Chicoutimi Marcel Dionne
16,605
Magella Tremblay
6,763
Jean-Marc Lavoie
7,897
Marc St-Hilaire
1,435
Eric Blackburn, Rhino
872
Paul Langlois 1
Jonquière Gilles Marceau
21,969
Jean Maurice Colombe
7,596
Gaston Dion
1,597
Jacques Hubert
2,724
Alain-Arthur Painchaud, Rhino.
1,069
John Joseph Walsh, M-L
75
Gilles Marceau
Lac-Saint-Jean Marcel Lessard
18,978
Philippe-Augustine Bouchard
11,048
Oswald Fleury
3,251
Jean-Denis Bérubé
1,589
Guy Tremblay
421
Marc Harvey, Rhino
802
Marcel Lessard
Manicouagan André Maltais
18,528
Paul-Henri Tremblay
5,378
Denyse Patry
4,948
Carole Noël
2,105
Michel Rémillard
453
Gustave Blouin 2
Montmorency Louis Duclos
26,870
Conrad Ouellet
8,467
Carol St-Pierre
4,506
Diane Lemieux
1,859
J.L. Lucien Gauvin
226
Jean Bédard, M-L
326
Louis Duclos
Roberval Georges-Henri Bouchard
13,677
Charles-Arthur Gauthier
11,582
Jacques Brunet
3,705
Jacques Ouellet
385
Raymond Archambault
183
Pierre Marion, Rhino.
405
Charles-Arthur Gauthier


Central QuébecEdit

Profile & Notes Electoral History
In the tory sweep of 1958, 2 seats were able to hold on for the Liberals in Central Quebec; in Richelieu-Vercheres and in St. Maurice-Lafleche. Four years later, the tories were only able to hold on to 4 seats. 3 tory seats went to the SoCreds, while one liberal seat went to them. In addition the Liberals took 2 seats from the tories. In the next election (1963), the Liberals gained 2 more seats, one from the tories and one from the SoCreds. The tories were wiped out in 1965 leaving 2-non Liberal seats. Portneuf was held by Social Credit while Trois-Rivieres was held by independent and former Liberal Wilfrid Gariépy. Trois-Rivieres turned Liberal in 1968, but the Liberals ended up losing 2 seats to the SoCreds, and the riding of Joliette to the tories. It was this riding, that turned independent in the following election, when Roch LaSalle became one, and was re-elected. He was re-elected as a tory again in 1974, meanwhile the SoCreds were reduced to 2 seats. By 1979, they were left with one seat, Lotbiniere.

Notes:
1- Bussières ran in Charlesbourg
2- Coté not seeking re-election

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••••••••• 1965
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••••••••••• 1962
••••••••••• 1958
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Liberal Social Credit Prog. Cons. NDP Union Populaire Other
Berthier—Maskingoné Antonio Yanakis
21,725
Camille Schmidt
2,851
Fernand Giroux
11,995
Richard LeClercq
841
Réjean Maille
179
Ginette Cardinal, M-L
235
Antonio Yanakis
Champlain Michel Veillette
22,256
Claude L'Herault
2,796
Gérard Lamy
4,200
Denis Tousignant
1,328
René Matte, n.a.
10,441
Gilles Leycuras, Rhino.
753
René Matte
Charlesbourg Pierre Bussières
40,796
Louis LeClerc
10,461
Robert B. LaFreniere
5,860
Jean Bernard Jobin
3,784
Henri Laberge
948
new district
Joliette Roger Cabana
18,466
Alfred Blouin
2,446
Roch La Salle
23,960
Jacques Trudeau
1,324
Robert Forget
140
Andrée Hallé, Rhino.
828
André Pesant, M-L
74
Roch La Salle
Langelier Gilles Lamontagne
25,931
André Simoneau
4,748
Paul Michaud
2,186
Raymond Lavoie
3,773
Maurice Gagnon
195
Jean LeFebvre, Rhino.
1,824
Jacques Goulet, M-L
156
Claude DeMers, Comm.
140
Gilles Lamontagne
Lotbinière Jean-Guy DuBois
16,958
Richard Janelle
20,083
Ronald Robichaud
3,639
Jean-Denis Lavigne
1,159
Réal Turgeon
202
Richard Janelle
Louis-Hébert Dennis Dawson
37,908
Henri Gariépy
9,297
Maxime Langlois
3,322
Jean Daoust
5,812
Michel Tremblay
746
Lynda Forgues, M-L
351
Dennis Dawson
Portneuf Rolland Dion
25,297
Bernard LaPointe
8,330
Armond Caron
3,620
Renée Brisson
1,346
O.L. Gingras
184
Réjane Mame Bujold, Rhino.
985
Pierre Bussières 1
Québec-Est Gérard Duquet
28,365
Rolland Savard
7,778
J. Wilfrid Dufresne
3,128
Benoit Carrier
2,147
Antoine Makdissi
231
Michel Fafard, Rhino.
1,307
Claude Moreau, M-L
142
Gérard Duquet
Richelieu Jean-Louis Leduc
25,264
André Hébert
5,798
Claude Gervais
11,258
Madeleine Martel
1,500
Rolland Cousineau
218
Jean-Serge Baribeau, Rhino.
1,041
Mario Bellavance
145
Florian Coté 2
Saint-Maurice Jean Chrétien
27,243
Pierre-André Hamel
6,837
R. Armand Charbonneau
2,795
Robert Deschamps
952
Pierre Chénard
351
Normand Beaudoin, M-L
160
Jean Chrétien
Trois-Rivières Claude G. Lajoie
23,311
Léopold Alaire
7,950
Roland Julien
4,099
Roland Auger
1,682
Gilles Marier
66
Alain Beaupré, Rhino.
947
Gilles Gervais, n.a.
77
Lise Éthier, M-L
63
Jeannette Walsh
36
Claude G. Lajoie

Eastern TownshipsEdit

  • Beauce
  • Drummond
  • Frontenac
  • Megantic--Compton--Stanstead
  • Missisquoi
  • Richmond
  • Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Shefford
  • Sherbrooke

MontérégieEdit

  • Beauharnois--Salaberry
  • Chambly
  • Chateauguay
  • LaPrairie
  • Longueuil
  • Saint-Jean
  • Vaudreuil
  • Vercheres

Eastern MontréalEdit

  • Gamelin
  • Hochelaga--Maisonneuve
  • Laurier
  • Mercier
  • Rosemont
  • Saint-Jacques
  • Sainte-Marie

Western MontréalEdit

  • Dollard
  • Lachine
  • LaSalle
  • Mount Royal
  • Notre-Dame-de-Grace
  • Outremont
  • Saint-Henri--Westmount
  • Verdun

Northern Montréal and LavalEdit

  • Bourassa
  • Duvernay
  • Laval
  • Laval-des-Rapides
  • Papineau
  • Saint-Denis
  • Saint-Leonard--Anjou
  • Saint-Michel

Laurentides, Outaouais and Northern QuébecEdit

  • Abitibi
  • Argenteuil
  • Blainville--Deux-Montagnes
  • Gatineau
  • Hull
  • Labelle
  • Pontiac--Gatineau--Labelle
  • Temiscamingue
  • Terrebonne

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Clark's popular voteEdit

Anyone here find it shocking that even though Joe Clark only got 36% in comparison to Trudeau's 40%, he was only 6 seats away from a majority government (little swings in a couple of ridings would've made a difference)? 99.243.193.100 (talk) 11:42, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

I find it shocking to the point of being wrong. 40% is usually more than enough for a majority government, and yet the Liberals lost? I'd like to see a reference on those popular vote numbers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.145.122.127 (talk) 10:04, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

i would encourage you to research this yourself; the numbers are correct. the way to understand the situation - as is often the case in canadian elections - is to look at movement on the left, between the liberals and the ndp. what happened this year is that about 3% support moved from the liberals to the ndp. this allowed clark to very badly split the vote. clark's numbers did not move from the previous election.
the reality in canada is that the conservatives do not experience much movement, and what determines elections is whether the liberals can control the left or not. the only counter-example to this that i am aware of is brian mulroney's win in 1984, on the back of strong support from quebec separatists. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.84.130.106 (talk) 17:41, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

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NPOV dispute - conservative party biasEdit

the entire narrative here seems like it was written by the conservative party. it does not discuss the following important facts and factors in the election:

1) clark did not experience a measurable increase in popular support.
2) the movement in the election was primarily from the liberals to the ndp.
3) clark therefore won not on a popular surge, but by accidentally splitting the vote.
4) the factors in the movement from the liberals to the ndp (namely, the liberals' broken promises to the left).
5) the conflicts between clark and the socreds that led to the socreds pulling support (it wasn't about a gas tax; clark refused to work with them, and they pulled support for him.)

i am not going to do this rewrite, but i am going to remove certain lines that are clearly biased.

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