42nd Canadian federal election

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Canadian federal election, 2015
Canada
2011 ←
members
Tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015 (2015-10-19) → 43rd

338 seats in the House of Commons of Canada
170 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  Stephen Harper by Remy Steinegger Infobox.jpg Thomas Mulcair 2011-04-23 B.jpg INC 2009 Justin Trudeau2.JPG
Leader Stephen Harper Thomas Mulcair Justin Trudeau
Party Conservative New Democratic Liberal
Leader since March 20, 2004 March 24, 2012 April 14, 2013
Leader's seat Calgary Southwest
running in Calgary Heritage
Outremont Papineau
Last election 166 seats, 39.62% 103 seats, 30.63% 34 seats, 18.91%
Current seats 163 96 35

 
BQ
Elizabeth May 2a.jpg
FD
Leader Mario Beaulieu Elizabeth May Jean-François Fortin
Party Bloc Québécois Green Forces et Démocratie
Leader since June 25, 2014 August 27, 2006 October 21, 2014
Leader's seat running in TBD Saanich—Gulf Islands Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
running in Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
Last election 4 seats, 6.04% 1 seat, 3.91% pre-creation
Current seats 2 2 2

Incumbent Prime Minister

Stephen Harper
Conservative

The 42nd Canadian general election, to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Canadian Parliament, is tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015,[1][2][3][4] in accordance with the Canada Elections Act[5] which requires that a general election be held on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following polling day for the last general election,[6] to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Canadian parliament. This does not diminish the power of the Monarch, or her representative in Canada, the governor general, to call an election at any time.[5] Calling an election early is conventionally done on the advice of the prime minister.

In accordance with the Fair Representation Act, which received Royal Assent and came into force on December 16, 2011, the number of seats contested in this election will rise to 338, from the current 308.[7]

Current standings[edit]

e • d  Summary of the current standings of the House of Commons of Canada
Party Party leader Seats
2011 Current
Conservative Stephen Harper 166 163
New Democratic Thomas Mulcair 103 96
Liberal Justin Trudeau 34 35
  Independent 0 7
Bloc Québécois Mario Beaulieu 4 2
Green Elizabeth May 1 2
  Forces et Démocratie Jean-François Fortin * 2
  Vacant 1
Total 308 308

Timeline[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

  • Summer 2015—Parliament to be dissolved and writs of election issued.
  • October 19, 2015— last date in which Federal election must be held.

Incumbent MPs who will not run for re-election[edit]

Opinion polls[edit]

Evolution of voting intentions since the 41st Canadian federal election on May 2, 2011. Points represent results of individual polls. Trend lines represent three-poll moving averages.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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