Election 2011

 

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SEATS

2011 VOTE SHARE

CON

124

36.25%

143

37.63%

167

39.62%

LIB

103

30.22%

77

26.24%

34

18.91%

BQ

51

10.48%

49

9.97%

4

6.05%

NDP

29

17.49%

37

18.2%

102

30.62%

IND

1

  .53%

2

0.65%

0

  0.43%

GREEN

0

  4.5%

0

6.8%

1

  3.9%

 

On March 25 the House voted in favor of a non-confidence motion, after Stephen Harperís government was formally found to be in contempt of Parliament for refusing to disclose the cost of several items in its budget. The election revolved mainly around the issue of the economy with the Conservatives holding firm to the policy of fiscal conservatism they carried out during their previous two minority governments.

The result of the election was a large Conservative victory that gives them a majority government after 5 years in power; an NDP surge; a Liberal meltdown; a BQ collapse. The NDP surge occurred mostly in Quebec with the BQ being wiped out; it is estimated that it resulted more from the NDPís nationalist proposals than to their left-wing economic policy.

 

 

Election campaign had sleepy start, rousing finish, Patrick Brethour - Globe and Mail - May. 02, 2011

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/election-campaign-had-sleepy-start-rousing-finish/article2006322/

 

How the Liberal meltdown gave Stephen Harper his majority - Greg Weston - CBC News - May 3, 2011

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/story/2011/05/03/cv-election-vp-weston.html

 

For information about the new leader of the NDP, Tom Mulcair, read: "Smart, tough and nasty: the definitive portrait of Thomas Mulcair",  John Geddes, Maclean's, September 19, 2012.

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/09/19/the-fights-of-his-life/