42nd Canadian federal election

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42nd Canadian federal election
Canada
2011 ←
members
On or before October 19, 2015 (2015-10-19)
→ 43rd

338 seats in the House of Commons of Canada
170 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
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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 Outremont Papineau
Last election 166 seats, 39.62% 103 seats, 30.63% 34 seats, 18.91%
Current seats 160 99 35

 
BQ
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Leader André Bellavance Elizabeth May
Party Bloc Québécois Green
Leader since interim until June 25, 2014 August 27, 2006
Leader's seat Richmond—Arthabaska Saanich—Gulf Islands
Last election 4 seats, 6.04% 1 seat, 3.91%
Current seats 4 2

Incumbent Prime Minister

Stephen Harper
Conservative

The 42nd Canadian federal election 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][dead link]

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 166 160
New Democratic Thomas Mulcair 103 99
Liberal Justin Trudeau 34 35
Bloc Québécois André Bellavance (interim) 4 4
Green Elizabeth May 1 2
     Independent 0 3
     Vacant 5
Total 308 308

Timeline[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

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

Conservatives

New Democrats

Liberals

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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