Thirty-sixth General Election 1997: Official Voting Results: Synopsis
NOTE TO THE READER
Federal Electoral Districts
The names of the federal electoral districts are drawn from the official list prepared under the Representation Order of 1996.
The population figures cited in this report are provided by Statistics Canada, based on its decennial census of 1991.
Electors on the List
The number of electors on the list of electors for the 1997 general election means those appearing on the final list as
established under section 71.32 of the Canada Elections Act, that is, after polling day. This list includes the official list of
electors used at polling stations on
The number of electors on the final list referred to in this report is slightly higher than that reported in the final list
provided to the registered parties and elected candidates in
Under the new rules for establishing the electoral list using data from the National Register of Electors, the onus was on
electors to ensure that their names appeared correctly on the list. The data in the Register were from the
The voter turnout rate shown in the following tables was calculated on the basis of the number of electors registered on the final list of electors.
Special Voting Rules
The Special Voting Rules make it possible for two groups to vote by mail. The first group consists of classes of electors whose names appear on separate lists, including Canadian Forces electors, inmates and Canadian electors temporarily residing outside Canada. The second group consists of classes of electors whose names appear on the lists of electors of the polling divisions, but who register to vote by special ballot because they will be unable to vote at an advance poll or on polling day.
Ordinary polling stations are those that were established under sections 105 to 107 of the Canada Elections Act and
were open on polling day,
Section 280 of the Canada Elections Act also provides for the establishment of advance polling stations. These stations
are open from
On the ballots, each candidate's name is followed by his or her affiliation with a registered political party as recorded on the candidate's nomination paper. If that party was unable to comply with the legal registration requirements, the candidate is deemed to have "no affiliation" and nothing appears after his or her name. If the candidate is not sponsored by a registered political party, the word "independent" follows his or her name unless the candidate submits a formal request in writing to the returning officer that nothing appear after his or her name.
Abbreviations of Political Affiliations
|Action||Canadian Action Party|
|C.H.P.||Christian Heritage Party of Canada|
|G.P.||The Green Party of Canada|
|Lib.||Liberal Party of Canada|
|M.-L.||Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada|
|N.D.P.||New Democratic Party|
|N.L.P.||Natural Law Party of Canada|
|P.C.||Progressive Conservative Party of Canada|
|Ref.||Reform Party of Canada|
Withdrawal of Candidates
Under the Canada Elections Act, official candidates had until
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