In 2011, 61.4 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot. That's about 14.8 million people. In the October 2015 election, about 68 per cent, or 17.5 million people, cast a ballot.
Federal Election 2015
Unifor is celebrating the defeat of the Harper Conservatives and calling on the Liberals and NDP to cooperate to rebuild Canada.
Canadians rejected the Harper Conservatives and voted for change on October 19 and that is good news for Canada, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
The 2015 elections showed two things: Keynes is back, and Canadians still have a healthy progressive voice. In the end, Canadians saw through the rhetoric on balanced budgets and wanted none of it.
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Election night had a whole bunch of surprises for us. Karl Nerenberg does his Election 42 wrap-up.
When the euphoria and the schadenfreude wear off, what has really changed since yesterday?
Liberals surge to a surprise majority, Conservatives become opposition and NDP are relegated to third-party status.
On the campaign trail, the personality contrast between Trudeau and the two other main leaders was enough to push the new prime minister ahead.
Progressive voters who gave Trudeau his majority will have to be vigilant and let the new Liberal government know they expect it to keep its promises, starting with electoral reform.
Many Canadians seemed somewhere between reconciled to and delighted with the prospect of an NDP government. Then they weren't.