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Elections and Ridings Section
Federal Election Trivia

Elections are anything but trivial. Check out some interesting facts about Canadian federal elections.

For example:

  • What is the most popular season in which to hold a federal general election in Canada?
  • Which Prime Minister won the most consecutive elections with a governmental majority?
  • Who was the youngest sitting Member of Parliament?
  • How many women candidates ran in the last general election and how many were elected?

Selected Links:

Bibliographic Sources:

Canadian Guide of Electoral History and Leadership, 1867 to Date. Edited by Wayne D. Madden. Ottawa: Library of Parliament, 1988-

Elections Canada opens up to conduct federal election across Canada. Ottawa: Elections Canada, 1993.

A History of the vote in Canada. Ottawa : Published by Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada for the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, 1997.

Canada votes : a handbook of federal and provincial election data. Scarrow, Howard A., New Orleans : Hauser Press, 1962.


Updated on: 2007.01.15

Revised on: 2007.01.15

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