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Canadian federal election, 2015

42nd Canadian federal election
Canada

Tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015 (2015-10-19)

338 seats in the House of Commons of Canada
170 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
 
Leader Stephen Harper Thomas Mulcair Justin Trudeau
Party Conservative New Democratic Liberal
Leader since March 20, 2004 March 24, 2012 April 14, 2013
Leader's seat Calgary Southwest
running in Calgary Heritage
Outremont Papineau
Last election 166 seats, 39.62% 103 seats, 30.63% 34 seats, 18.91%
Current seats 163 96 35
Seats needed Increase7 Increase74 Increase135

 
BQ
FD
Leader Mario Beaulieu Elizabeth May Jean-François Fortin
Party Bloc Québécois Green Forces et Démocratie
Leader since June 25, 2014 August 27, 2006 October 21, 2014
Leader's seat running in TBD Saanich—Gulf Islands Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
running in Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia
Last election 4 seats, 6.04% 1 seat, 3.91% pre-creation
Current seats 2 2 2
Seats needed Increase168 Increase168 Increase168

Incumbent Prime Minister

Stephen Harper
Conservative

The 42nd Canadian general election, to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Canadian Parliament, is tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015,[1][2][3][4] in accordance with the Canada Elections Act[5] which requires that a general election be held on the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following polling day for the last general election,[6] to elect members to the House of Commons of the 42nd Canadian parliament. This does not diminish the power of the Monarch, or her representative in Canada, the governor general, to call an election at any time.[5] Calling an election early is conventionally done on the advice of the prime minister.

If the date set for the election conflicts with another election, or a cultural or religious holiday, the Chief Electoral Officer may recommend to the Governor in Council that the election be moved one day or one week later. If the date of the election is to be moved it must be announced no later than August 1, 2015.[5] In accordance with the Fair Representation Act, which received Royal Assent and came into force on December 16, 2011, the number of seats contested in this election will rise to 338, from the current 308.[7]

Current standings

  Summary of the current standings of the House of Commons of Canada
Party Party leader Seats
2011 Current
Conservative Stephen Harper 166 163
New Democratic Thomas Mulcair 103 96
Liberal Justin Trudeau 34 35
  Independent 0 7
Bloc Québécois Mario Beaulieu 4 2
Green Elizabeth May 1 2
  Forces et Démocratie Jean-François Fortin * 2
  Vacant 1
Total 308 308

Timeline

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Candidates by party

Articles on parties' candidates for the 42nd election:

Incumbent MPs who will not run for re-election

Opinion polls

Evolution of voting intentions since the 41st Canadian federal election on May 2, 2011. Points represent results of individual polls. Trend lines represent three-poll moving averages.

See also

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External links

  • Elections Canada
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