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2004 Canadian federal election

← 2000 June 28, 2004 (2004-06-28) 2006 →
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308 seats in the House of Commons
155 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout 60.9% (Decrease3.2pp)
  First party Second party
  Paul martin 2004.jpg Stephen Harper G8 2007.jpg
Leader Paul Martin Stephen Harper
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since November 14, 2003 March 20, 2004
Leader's seat LaSalle—Émard Calgary Southwest
Last election 172 seats, 40.85% 78 seats, 37.68%1
Seats before 168 72
Seats won 135 99
Seat change Decrease33 Increase27
Popular vote 4,982,220 4,019,498
Percentage 36.73% 29.63%
Swing Decrease4.12pp Decrease8.05pp

  Third party Fourth party
  Gilles Duceppe 2011 (cropped).jpg Jack Layton-cr bl (cropped).jpg
Leader Gilles Duceppe Jack Layton
Party Bloc Québécois New Democratic
Leader since March 15, 1997 January 24, 2003
Leader's seat Laurier Toronto—Danforth
Last election 38 seats, 10.72% 13 seats, 8.51%
Seats before 33 14
Seats won 54 19
Seat change Increase21 Increase5
Popular vote 1,680,109 2,127,403
Percentage 12.39% 15.68%
Swing Increase1.67pp Increase7.17pp

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Popular vote by province, with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by province but instead via results by each riding.

Prime Minister before election

Paul Martin
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

Paul Martin
Liberal

Canadian federal election, 2004 results by riding
Map of Canada, showing the results of the 2004 election by riding.
Elec2004
The House of Commons after the 2004 election

The 2004 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 38th General Election), was held on June 28, 2004, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 38th Parliament of Canada.

National results

135 99 54 19 1
Liberal Conservative Bloc Québécois NDP O

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Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
2000 Dissol. Elected % Change # % Change
Liberal Paul Martin 308 172 168 135 -21.5% 4,982,220 36.73% -4.12pp
Conservative1 Stephen Harper 308 78 72 99 +37.5% 4,019,498 29.63% -8.05pp
Bloc Québécois Gilles Duceppe 75 38 33 54 +42.1% 1,680,109 12.39% +1.67pp
New Democratic Jack Layton 308 13 14 19 +46.2% 2,127,403 15.68% +7.17pp
  Independent / No Affiliation 64 - 10 1 - 64,864 0.48% +0.05pp
Green Jim Harris 308 - - - - 582,247 4.29% +3.48pp
Christian Heritage Ron Gray 62 * - - * 40,335 0.30% *
Marijuana Marc-Boris St-Maurice 71 - - - - 33,276 0.25% -0.27pp
Progressive Canadian Ernie Schreiber 16 * - - * 10,872 0.08% *
Canadian Action Connie Fogal 44 - - - - 8,807 0.06% -0.15pp
Marxist–Leninist Sandra L. Smith 76 - - - - 8,696 0.06% -0.03pp
Communist Miguel Figueroa 35 - - - - 4,426 0.03% -0.06pp
Libertarian Jean-Serge Brisson 8 * - - * 1,949 0.01% *
  Vacant 4  
Total 1,683 301 301 308 +2.3% 13,564,702 100%
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Notes:

"% change" refers to change from previous election

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election. In the case of the CHP, which did have 46 candidates in the previous election, the party did not have official status and is not officially compared.

1 Conservative Party results are compared to the combined totals of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party in the 2000 election.

Vote and seat summaries

Popular vote
Liberal
  
36.73%
Conservative
  
29.63%
NDP
  
15.68%
Bloc Québécois
  
12.39%
Green
  
4.29%
Others
  
1.28%

Seat totals
Liberal
  
43.83%
Conservative
  
32.14%
Bloc Québécois
  
17.53%
NDP
  
6.17%
Independents
  
0.32%

Results by province

Party name BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YK Total
  Liberal Seats: 8 2 1 3 75 21 7 6 4 5 1 1 1 135
  Popular vote: 28.6 22.0 27.2 33.2 44.7 33.9 44.6 39.7 52.5 48.0 51.3 39.4 45.7 36.7
  Conservative Seats: 22 26 13 7 24 - 2 3 - 2 - - - 99
  Vote: 36.3 61.7 41.8 39.1 31.5 8.8 31.1 28.0 30.7 32.3 14.4 17.2 20.9 29.6
  Bloc Québécois Seats:           54               54
  Vote:           48.9               12.4
  New Democratic Seats: 5 - - 4 7 - 1 2 - - - - - 19
  Vote: 26.6 9.5 23.4 23.5 18.1 4.6 20.6 28.4 12.5 17.5 15.2 39.1 25.7 15.7
  No Affiliation Seats: 1   -   -                 1
  Vote: 1.0   x   x                 0.1
Total seats: 36 28 14 14 106 75 10 11 4 7 1 1 1 308
Parties that won no seats:
Green Vote: 6.3 6.1 2.7 2.7 4.4 3.2 3.4 3.3 4.2 1.6 3.3 4.3 4.6 4.3
Christian Heritage Vote: 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.5 x   0.1 0.1       0.8 0.3
Marijuana Vote: 0.2 0.2   0.4 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1         2.4 0.2
  Progressive Canadian Vote:   x     0.2   0.3             0.1
Marxist–Leninist Vote: 0.1 x     0.1 0.1   x           0.1
Canadian Action Vote: 0.3 0.1   x x x 0.1             0.1
Communist Vote: 0.1 x   0.9 x x               x
Libertarian Vote: 0.1       x x               x
  Independents Vote: 0.3 x 4.6 x 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1   0.6 15.7     0.3

Source: Elections Canada

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