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By-elections March 17, 2008 – Official Voting Results


Synopsis of the official voting results

Note to the reader

Electors on the lists

For the March 17, 2008, by-elections, the final lists of electors, established after election day under section 109 of the Canada Elections Act, included:

Voting under the Special Voting Rules

The Special Voting Rules allow voting by special ballot, by mail or in person at the local Elections Canada office. If electors are away from their electoral districts, they can also register to vote with Elections Canada in Ottawa. Official voting results under the Special Voting Rules are broken down into two groups.

Under Group 1, we report results of votes cast by the following categories of electors:

Under Group 2, we report results of votes cast by the following categories of electors:

Rounding of figures

Because the figures given in the tables in this report were rounded, there may be some discrepancies in the totals.

Short forms of political affiliations used in this report

AAEV Party of Canada
Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada

CAP
Canadian Action Party

Conservative
Conservative Party of Canada

Green Party
Green Party of Canada

Liberal
Liberal Party of Canada

neorhino.ca
neorhino.ca

NDP-New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party


Table 3
Number of electors and polling stations


Electoral district Population* Electors on the final lists Ordinary
polling stations
Advance polling stations Total polling stations
Stationary Mobile
Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River 67,937 42,375 158 3 15 176
Toronto Centre 121,407 85,962 253 3 13 269
Vancouver Quadra 119,627 83,602 218 5 12 235
Willowdale 129,356 93,027 255 2 11 268

*Based on 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada. Includes Canadian and non-Canadian citizens of all ages.

Table 4
Number of ballots cast and voter turnout


Electoral district Population* Electors
on the final lists
Valid ballots Rejected ballots Total
ballots cast
Percentage of voter turnout
Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River 67,937 42,375 10,438 37 10,475 24.7
Toronto Centre 121,407 85,962 23,857 96 23,953 27.9
Vancouver Quadra 119,627 83,602 28,166 77 28,243 33.8
Willowdale 129,356 93,027 22,744 93 22,837 24.5

*Based on 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada. Includes Canadian and non-Canadian citizens of all ages.

Table 5
List of candidates and individual results


Electoral district Candidate and affiliation Place of residence Occupation Votes obtained Percentage of valid votes
Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River Rob Clarke
(Conservative Party of Canada)
Warman Peace Officer
4,992
47.82
Joan Beatty
(Liberal Party of Canada)
Deschambault Lake Journalist
3,296
31.57
Brian Morin
(New Democratic Party)
Buffalo Narrows Fire Protection Officer
1,830
17.53
Robin Orr
(Green Party of Canada)
La Ronge Computer Technician
320
3.06
Toronto Centre Bob Rae
(Liberal Party of Canada)
Toronto Lawyer
14,187
59.46
El-Farouk Khaki
(New Democratic Party)
Toronto Lawyer
3,312
13.88
Chris Tindal
(Green Party of Canada)
Toronto Interactive Media Producer
3,199
13.40
Donald Meredith
(Conservative Party of Canada)
Richmond Hill Entrepreneur
2,939
12.31
Liz White
(Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada)
Toronto Animal and Environmental Protection
123
0.51
Doug Plumb
(Canadian Action Party)
Toronto Computer Programmer
97
0.40
Vancouver Quadra Joyce Murray
(Liberal Party of Canada)
Vancouver Reforester
10,155
36.05
Deborah Meredith
(Conservative Party of Canada)
Vancouver University Lecturer
10,004
35.51
Rebecca Coad
(New Democratic Party)
Vancouver University Student
4,064
14.42
Dan Grice
(Green Party of Canada)
Vancouver Businessman
3,792
13.46
John Turner
(neorhino.ca)
Courtenay Actor
111
0.39
Psamuel Frank
(Canadian Action Party)
Coquitlam Musician
40
0.14
Willowdale Martha Hall Findlay
(Liberal Party of Canada)
Toronto Lawyer
13,507
59.38
Maureen Harquail
(Conservative Party of Canada)
Toronto Lawyer
6,841
30.07
Lou Carcasole
(Green Party of Canada)
Toronto Teacher/Contractor
1,314
5.77
Rini Ghosh
(New Democratic Party)
Toronto Administrative Assistant and Project Coordinator
1,082
4.75



* For Canadian electors temporarily residing outside Canada, the address for voting purposes is one of the following:

** For incarcerated electors, the address for voting purposes is the first of the following places known to the elector:


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