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Transposition of Votes – 2013 Representation Order

4. Results

As required by the Canada Elections Act, votes from the 41st general election held on May 2, 2011, were transposed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. As a result, if this election had been held under the 2013 Representation Order proclaimed on October 1, 2013, the distribution of seats by political affiliation in the House of Commons would have increased to 188 for the Conservative Party, 109 for the New Democratic Party and 36 for the Liberal Party (see Table 1). The number of seats for the other political parties would have remained unchanged.

Table 1 - Distribution of seats by political affiliation, 2013 Representation Order
Political affiliation Number of seats-
2013 Rep. Order
Number of seats-
2011 general election
Difference
Conservative 188 166 22
NDP-New Democratic Party 109 103 6
Liberal 36 34 2
Bloc Québécois 4 4 0
Green Party 1 1 0
Others 0 0 0
All parties 338 308 30

For the first general election that will be held under the 2013 Representation Order, any time after May 1, 2014, the Conservative candidates will have the right to provide the returning officer with lists of qualified persons to be appointed as election officers in 256 FEDs, the New Democratic Party candidates in 240, the Liberal candidates in 127, the Bloc Québécois candidates in 48, the Green Party candidates in 2 and the candidates from other parties in 3Footnote 13 (see Table 2).


Table 2 - Number of federal electoral districts (FEDs) in which registered parties' candidates ranked first or second,* 2013 Representation Order
Political affiliation Number of FEDs -
1st place
Number of FEDs -
2nd place
Total
Conservative 188 68 256
NDP-New Democratic Party 109 131 240
Liberal 36 91 127
Bloc Québécois 4 44 48
Green Party 1 1 2
Others** 0 3 3

*In each FED, the right to provide the returning officer with lists of qualified persons to be appointed as election officers varies by positions to be filled. To appoint revising agents and registration officers, the returning officer will solicit names of suitable persons from the registered parties whose candidates ranked first and second in the last general election. The returning officer will appoint deputy returning officers from lists provided by registered parties whose candidates ranked first. He or she will solicit names from the registered parties whose candidates ranked second to appoint poll clerks.

**Independent in Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier (Quebec), Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke (Ontario) and Sherwood Park–Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta).

More detailed results from the transposition are presented in subsections 4.1 and 4.2 below. These tables include the effect of the transposition on the distribution of seats, valid votes cast at the 41st general election, total votes transposed (valid plus rejected), ranking of the political parties by federal electoral district, votes transposed by federal electoral district, and distribution of polling divisions by federal electoral district. The tables also include population and elector counts.


Footnote 13 Independent in Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier (Quebec), Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke (Ontario) and Sherwood Park–Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta).