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Would you change your vote in the last federal election?

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Wednesday marks one year since the 41st Canadian general election which saw Stephen Harper's Conservatives win a majority government for the first time, the NDP as the Official Opposition, and a historic collapse in Liberal support.

 Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe, Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff prepare for the leaders debate April 12, 2011. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)There were many other firsts in last year's election. The Bloc Québécois lost official party status for the first time since it formed in 1991, winning just four seats. And the Green Party elected its first member, party leader Elizabeth May.

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff not only led his party to its worst result in its history, he lost his own seat. It was the first time since 1878 that an incumbent leader of the Official Opposition lost in his own riding since 1878.

The Conservatives picked up 23 seats in the election, giving them a majority, and most of those seats came at the expense of Liberal incumbents in the Greater Toronto Area.

And Jack Layton's NDP had a surge in support mid-way through the campaign, getting 59 seats in Quebec, a province where the party had only elected two MPs previously.

One year later, the Conservatives have followed through on many of their promises from their platform, but still have much work to do.

The CBC's national affairs specialist Greg Weston says the government's budget implementation bill - C-35 - points to the Conservatives' agenda for the rest of the year.

If you could, would you change your vote from the last federal election? Why or why not?

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

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