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Voter Toolkit

Voting

Tricks no treat
Allegations of dirty tactics in this campaign

Ballot question
What's top of mind as voters go to the polls

Getting out the vote
What are the parties doing to help get Canadians to vote

FAQs
Who can vote? What if you live outside Canada? What if you've just moved? Check the Election FAQs


Leaders' debates

Analysis blog of the Jan. 10 French debate

Analysis blog of the Jan. 9 English debate

Analysis blog of the Dec. 16 English debate

Analysis blog of the Dec. 15 French debate

Big moments in history

Found in translation: A chat with two people who take words out of the politicians' mouths.

Polls

Polls Projecting seats
Do gamblers and academics have the answer?

The hunt for a no-telephone poll
An interview with Decima's Bruce Anderson about online surveys.

Political polls
FAQs on the art and science of measuring opinions.

Poll tracker: Putting the campaign polls in context
Want to know where the parties stand in the polls? Check out our interactive timeline for the latest numbers from a selection of major polls.

CBC poll:
Politicians facing cynical electorate as campaign opens.

CBC Policy on Polls


Ad campaign

Polls A turn for the nasty
A history of negative political ads in Canada.

Meet the Players
Getting to know the people behind the campaign ads.

Behind the ads
Ad Hall of Fame: Ad firms that have made a difference in Canadian politics


Student Vote 2006

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Young Canadians are apathetic when it comes to politics, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. Across the country, elementary and high school students are watching the debates, following news coverage and weighing party platforms.

Some 450,000 will vote in a shadow election. Others are role-playing as party leaders and campaign organizers. And at least one high school student is running as a candidate.

38th Parliament

Blog report Pre-election spending promises: Last minute promises could be at risk
There was a flurry of spending promises in the days and weeks before the election call. Some of it will go ahead no matter who wins the election. Some of it may never progress beyond the proposal stage.

Unfinished Legislation
Bills that were on the books when the government died.

How we voted
A look at the results from last time around.


The Canadian System

Voter turnout Election dictionary
Defining Canadian politics, A to Zed

Third party spending
How interest groups make their voices heard.

Financing a Campaign
How parties earn money, and how they're allowed to spend it.

Voter turnout
At just under 61 per cent, the 2004 turnout was the lowest in federal election history. The one before that had also broken a low-participation record. And the one before that. Could there be a pattern here?

How it works
An explanation of the structure of the Canadian government.

How it compares
Compare the US and UK systems of government.

Election timing
Canadian governments are elected for a maximum five-year term, but there is no legislated minimum.

Getting Involved
Ways Canadians can get involved in the political process.

What an election costs
Political change doesn't come cheap in Canada.

How we voted
A look at the results from 2004.


Election History: From the Archives

Archives Campaigning for Canada
Highlights from major federal election campaigns dating back to 1945 (20 clips)

Scandals, Boondoggles and White Elephants
Everything from Sir John A's Pacific Railway Scandal in 1872 through tunagate, the gun registry and the sponsorship scandal. (17 clips)

Voting in Canada: How a Privilege Became a Right
Focuses on the fight for the right to vote for women, Asian-Canadians, aboriginals, young people, mentally disabled, prisoners and new Canadians. (20 clips)


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ELECTION RESULTSDetails>
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Total Elected and Leading
CON124036.27%
LIB103030.23%
BQ51010.48%
NDP29017.48%
IND10.52%
OTH005.02%

Riding Profiles

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Latest Features

CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL
Identity revealed

REALITY CHECK
» The first throne speech
» A different way to elect our MPs?
» What happened to Paul Martin?

CONSERVATIVE PLANS
What happens now?
»Building consensus
»Tory cabinet possibilities
»Tories then and now

THE BLOGS
» Final thoughts from our election roundtable
» The blog report

POLL SAYS...
Environics survey casts light on result

ELECTION CARTOONS
Photo gallery

WHITHER THE LIBERALS
What's next for Canada's 'natural governing party'

RESULTS ANALYSIS
CBC.ca's Reality Check Team on election day developments

STUDENT VOTES
The results

YOUR SPACE
Your letters on the election

IN PICTURES
A new era

STEPHEN HARPER
Profile

ON THE OTHER HAND
Anthony Westell suggests it may be harder to unite the left than it was to unite the right

MODERN LIVING
Georgie Binks on how Stephen Harper may jump-start the women's movement

POLITICS
Larry Zolf muses on the next Liberal leader

INSIDE MEDIA
Tony Burman on how voters helped shape the CBC�s election coverage

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