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Federal Election 2019: Here's previous election breakdowns as Election 43 nears

We've covered previous election results from 2004-2015
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General voting day for Election 43 in Canada is this coming Monday (Oct. 21) and we've decided to put together a breakdown of elections from 2004 to 2015 nationally as well as the two Prince George ridings. 

2004

  • Election date: June 28, 2004
  • 308 seats in House of Commons 
  • 155 seats needed for a majority 
  • Turnout: 60.9 per cent (down 3.2 percentage points from last election)

Liberal Party of Canada

Leader: Paul Martin

Seats won: 135

Seat change: -33

Popular vote: 4,982,220

Percentage: 36.73

Conservative Party of Canada

Leader: Stephen Harper 

Seats won: 99

Seat change from previous election: +27

Popular vote: 4,019,498

Per cent: 29.63 

Bloc Quebecois

Leader: Gilles Duceppe

Seats won: 54

Seat change from previous election: +21

Popular vote: 1,680,109

Per cent: 12.39

NDP

Leader: Jack Layton

Seats won: 19

Seat change: +5

Popular vote: 2,127,403

Per cent: 15.68

Paul Martin and the Liberal Party of Canada lost their majority government but were able to form a minority government while Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada were the official opposition. 

 

CARIBOO-PRINCE GEORGE - 2004

  • Winner: Dick Harris, Conservative Party of Canada - 19,721 votes (46.71 per cent)
  • Rick Smith, NDP - 11,183 votes (26.49 per cent)
  • Gurbux Saini, Liberal Party of Canada - 8,397 votes (19.89 per cent)
  • Douglass Cook, Green Party of Canada - 1,798 votes (4.25 per cent)
  • Michael Orr, Independent  - 478 votes (0.96 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 57.43 per cent

 

PRINCE GEORGE-PEACE RIVER - 2004

  • Winner: Jay Hill, Conservative Party of Canada - 21,281 votes (58.71 per cent)
  • Michael Hunter, NDP - 7,501 votes (20.69 per cent)
  • Arlene Thorpe, Liberal Party of Canada - 4,988 votes (13.76 per cent)
  • Hilary Crowley, Green Party of Canada - 2,073 (0.83 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 53.56 per cent

 

2006

  • Election date: Jan. 23, 2006
  • 308 seats in House of Commons 
  • 155 seats needed for majority 
  • Turnout: 64.7 per cent (up 3.8 percentage points from last election)

Conservative Party of Canada

Leader: Stephen Harper

Seats won: 124

Seat change: +26

Popular vote: 5,374,071

Percentage: 36.27

Liberal Party of Canada

Leader: Paul Martin

Seats won: 103

Seat change: -30

Popular vote: 4,479,415

Percentage: 30.23

Bloc Quebecois

Leader: Gilles Duceppe

Seats won: 51

Seat change: -2

Popular vote: 1,553,201

Percentage: 10.48

NDP

Leader: Jack Layton

Seats won: 29

Seat change: +11

Popular vote: 2,589,597

Conservative Party of Canada and Stephen Harper form a minority government. Paul Martin then announced he would not lead the Liberal Party of Canada in any future elections.

 

CARIBOO-PRINCE GEORGE - 2006

  • Winner: Dick Harris, Conservative Party of Canada - 19,624 (44.94 per cent)
  • Simon Yu, Liberal Party of Canada - 10,509 votes (24.07 per cent)
  • Alfred Trudeau, NDP - 10,129 votes (23.20 per cent)
  • Alex Bracewell, Green Party of Canada - 2,416 votes (5.53 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 60 per cent

PRINCE GEORGE-PEACE RIVER - 2006

  • Winner: Jay Hill, Conservative Party of Canada - 22,409 votes (59.88 per cent)
  • Malcolm Crockett, NDP - 6,363 votes (17 per cent)
  • Nathan Bauder, Liberal Party of Canada - 5,895 votes (15.75 per cent)
  • Hilary Crowley, Green Party of Canada - 2,400 votes (6.41 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 53 per cent 

 

2008

  • Election date: October 14, 2008
  • 308 seats in House of Commons
  • 155 seats needed for a majority
  • Turnout: 58.8 per cent (down 5.9 percentage points from last election)

Conservative Party of Canada

Leader: Stephen Harper

Seats won: 143

Seat change: +16

Popular vote: 5,209,069

Percentage: 37.65

Liberal Party of Canada

Leader: Stephane Dion

Seats won: 77

Seat change: -18

Popular cote: 3,633,185

Percentage: 26.26 

Bloc Quebecois 

Leader: Gilles Duceppe

Seats won: 49

Seat change: +1

Popular vote: 2,515,288

Percentage: 9.98 

NDP

Leader: Jack Layton

Seats won: 37

Seat change: +7

Popular vote: 2,515,288

Percentage: 18.18

Green Party of Canada

Leader: Elizabeth May

Seats won: 0

Seat change: 0

Popular vote: 937,613

Percentage: 6.78

Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada hold onto their minority government.

 

CARIBOO-PRINCE GEORGE - 2008

  • Winner: Dick Harris, Conservative Party of Canada - 22,637 votes (55.39 per cent)
  • Bev Collins, NDP - 10,85 votes (25.89 per cent)
  • Drew Adamick, Liberal Party of Canada - 4,309 votes (10.54 per cent)
  • Amber Van Direlen, Green Party of Canada - 2,614 votes (6.40 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 54.32 per cent

PRINCE GEORGE-PEACE RIVER - 2008

  • Winner: Jay Hill, Conservative Party of Canada - 22,325 votes (63.59 per cent)
  • Betty Bekkering, NDP - 6,170 votes (17.58 per cent)
  • Hilary Crowley, Green Party of Canada - 3,656 votes (10.43 per cent)
  • Lindsay Gidney, Liberal Party of Canada - 2,954 votes (8.41 per cent)

 

2011

  • Election date: May 2, 2011
  • 308 in House of Commons 
  • 155 seats needed for a majority 
  • Turnout: 61.1 per cent 

Conservative Party of Canada

Leader: Stephen Harper

Seats won: 166

Seat change: +23

Popular vote: 5,832,401

Percentage: 39.62

NDP

Leader: Jack Layton

Seats won: 103

Seat change: +67

Popular vote: 4,508,474

Percentage: 30.63

Liberal Party of Canada

Leader: Michael Ignatieff

Seats won: 34

Seat change: -43

Popular vote: 2,783,175

Percentage: 18.91

Bloc Qubecois

Leader: Gilles Duceppe

Seats won: 4

Seat change: -43

Popular vote: 889,788

Percentage: 6.05

Green Party of Canada

Leader: Elizabeth May

Seats won: 1

Seat change: 1

Popular vote: 576,221

Percentage: 3.91

Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada earn the majority government. NDP is the official opposition for the first time in party history. The Liberal Party of Canada had the lowest number of seats won in their party history while Elizabeth May was the first Green Party of Canada member elected to the House of Commons.

 

CARIBOO-PRINCE GEORGE - 2011

  • Winner: Richard Harris, Conservative Party of Canada - 24,443 votes (56.17 per cent)
  • Jon Van Barneveld, NDP - 13,135 votes (30.18 per cent)
  • Heidi Redl, Green Party of Canada - 2,702 votes (6.21 per cent)
  • Sangeeta Lalli, Liberal Party of Canada - 2,200 (5.06 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 58 per cent 

PRINCE GEORGE-PEACE RIVER - 2011

  • Winner: Bob Zimmer, Conservative Party of Canada - 23,946 votes (62.12 per cent)
  • Lois Boone, NDP - 9,876 votes (25.62 per cent)
  • Hilary Crowley, Green Party of Canada - 2,301 votes (5.97 per cent)
  • Ben Levine, Liberal Party of Canada - 2,008 votes (5.21 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 61.1 per cent

 

2015

  • Election date: October 19, 2015
  • 330 seats in House of Commons
  • 170 seats needed for a majority
  • Turnout: 68.3 per cent

Liberal Party of Canada

Leader: Justin Trudeau

Seats won: 184

Seat change: +148

Popular vote: 6,943,276

Percentage: 20.56

Conservative Party of Canada

Leader: Stephen Harper

Seats won: 99

Seat change: -60

Popular vote: 5,613,614

Percentage: 31.89

NDP

Leader: Thomas Mulcair

Seats won: 44

Seat change: -51

Popular vote: 3,470,350

Percentage: 19.71

Bloc Quebecois 

Leader: Gilles Duceppe

Seats won: 10

Seat change: +8

Popular vote: 821,144

Percentage: 4.66

Green Party of Canada

Leader: Elizabeth May

Seats won: 1

Seat change: -

Popular vote: 602,944

Percentage: 3.45 per cent

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada earn the majority government. 

 

CARIBOO-PRINCE GEORGE - 2015

  • Winner: Todd Doherty, Conservative Party of Canada - 19,688 votes (36.64 per cent)
  • Tracy Calogheros, Liberal Party of Canada - 16,921 votes - (31.49 per cent)
  • Trent Derrick, NDP - 13,879 votes (25.83 per cent)
  • Richard Edward Jaques, Green Party of Canada - 1,860 votes (3.46 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 67.85 per cent

PRINCE GEORGE-PEACE RIVER-NORTHERN ROCKIES - 2015

  • Winner: Bob Zimmer, Conservative Party of Canada - 27,237 votes (52.52 per cent)
  • Matt Shaw, Liberal Party of Canada - 12,913 (24.90 per cent)
  • Kathi Dickie, NDP - 8,014 votes (15.45 per cent)
  • Elizabeth Biggar, Green Party of Canada - 2,672 (1.08 per cent)
  • Riding turnout: 68.21 per cent



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