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Provisional results: Cons - 166; NDP - 103; Libs - 34; BQ - 4; Green - 1 (pending Elections Canada announcement) Vote share: Cons - 39.6%; NDP - 30.6%; Libs - 18.9%; BQ - 6.1%; Green - 3.9%

Tories land majority, NDP new official opposition...

ON/BC splits favour Harper, Bloc/Liberals hammered...

Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lead Articles

Canadians cheated again by voting system

Ripped off: outcome does not accurately reflect how they voted.

by Fair Vote Canada

May 3, 2011

Canada's national citizens' movement for voting reform has released analysis of TuesdayÂ’s federal election results showing that the outcome does not accurately reflect the way Canadians voted.

"The Conservative party increased their vote percentage by less than two points," says Fair Vote Canada (FVC) President Bronwen Bruch, "but this allowed them to win 24 more seats than in 2008, when they were already over-represented. Stephen Harper calls this a 'decisive endorsement', but we call it a rip-off..."

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Posted: May 03, 2011

Orange wave rolls but fails to stop Harper

Layton vaulted NDP over both Liberals and Bloc to form official Opposition for the first time.

by Joanna Smith, Toronto Star

The smiling man with the moustache and cane, who kept telling everyone who suggested he was dreaming too big that they were just being defeatist, led his team of New Democrats to an unprecedented number of seats in Ottawa... ... More >

Posted: May 03, 2011

Liberal meltdown gave Stephen Harper his majority

Que sera sera election strategy backfires.

by Greg Weston, CBC News

The day before the opposition parties toppled Stephen Harper's government and sent the country to the polls, a key Liberal strategist and election warhorse was asked what the heck the Grits were thinking. ... More >

Posted: May 03, 2011

More Recent News

Hébert: No common ground left in the Commons - by Chantal Hébert, Toronto Star
  Right and Left will be going head to head after Monday.

Stars who won't be back on the Hill - by Janice Tibbetts,
  A dozen well-known incumbents who lost their seats Monday night.

Duceppe resigns as Bloc leader after losing riding - by Daniel Leblanc, Globe and Mail
  BQ leader's departure leaves his party on its deathbed.

Ignatieff will not resign despite losing riding - by Jane Taber, Globe and Mail
  Liberal Leader took his party to history-making lows.

NDP Tony Martin loses Sault - by Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star
  Harperites dump 20-year veteran social justice campaigner and community hero.

Behind Harper: the new face of the Religious Right - by Marci McDonald
  Social conservatives have plunged determinedly into electoral fray.

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