Oh, Canada…

This should be about it for the Canadian election.Ontario saw the Liberals lose a number of seats, mainly to the Conservatives with the NDP making gains. The NDP lost one seat in Ontario to the Liberals while gaining five seats in Northern Ontario and...

Canada 2008: results, take two

So let's start with the obvious.Stephen Harper's government was re-elected as another minority government. Harper gained nineteen seats on his 2006 performance, winning 143 seats, 12 short of a majority. Stephane Dion's Liberal Party lost 27 seats, falling to 76, less than a quarter...

Canada 2008: results

Polls close in Newfoundland and Labrador at 10am AEDT. The last polls in British Columbia and Yukon close at midday. Even though there is 4 1/2 hours gap between the opposite ends of Canada, there are staggered voting times which narrows the gap between...

Canada 2008: election eve

Canadians will begin voting in a few hours in their third general election in less than five years, which looks likely to result in yet another minority government. The campaign has been split into two parts. The first part saw the Conservatives performing strongly, looking...

Bumper month of elections

It looks like I've picked the perfect time to start an election blog, let's look at the next month of elections:October 14 - Canadian General Election October 18 - ACT Legislative Assembly election October 18 - By-election in NSW state seats of Cabramatta, Lakemba, Port Macquarie,...

Canadian politics primer #1: parties and governments

Canada goes to the polls next Tuesday for their third federal election in just over four years. After Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien retired in late 2003, new Prime Minister Paul Martin called an early election in June 2004, which saw the Liberals lose...

Welcome to the Tally Room

Welcome to my new blog. I'll be regularly posting about my interests, mainly political issues, with a particular focus on electoral politics and electoral systems. In the near future, look forward to commentary on the upcoming elections in Canada, New Zealand and the US,...