CBC election night coverage

Canada's best news team brings Canadians results, analysis and commentary in real-time on May 2. Full details on CBC coverage.


  • CBC News Network: 9:30 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
  • CBC Radio One: 9:30 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
  • CBCNews.ca/canadavotes for results, news, live chat
  • Live chat at Facebook.com/newscbc, 10 p.m. ET
  • Results and news on your iPad
Canadians go to the polls this Monday, May 2, and CBC News will be there to track the results from coast-to-coast-to-coast-on CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio One, online at CBCNews.ca/canadavotes, on-demand with the CBC News Mobile App, through TwitterFacebook and more.

Leading television coverage is CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, covering his 13th federal election, while Alison Smith and Michael Enright helm coverage on CBC Radio One.

Full schedule

On CBC Television

 Region  Local start time
 British Columbia and Yukon  6:30 p.m.
 Saskatchewan, Alberta and N.W.T.  7 p.m.
 Manitoba and Northern Ontario  8 p.m.
 Newfoundland and Labrador  8 p.m.
 Maritimes  8 p.m.
 Quebec, most of Ontario and most of Nunavut  9 p.m.

On CBC News Network

 Coverage begins  9 p.m. ET*

*Due to Section 329 of Canada Elections Act, a blackout is in effect from 6:30 to 7 p.m. local time in British Columbia and Yukon.

On CBC Radio One

 Region  Local start time
 British Columbia and Yukon  7 p.m.
 Saskatchewan, Alberta and N.W.T.  7:30 p.m.
 Manitoba and Northern Ontario  8:30 p.m.
 Newfoundland and Labrador  8 p.m.
 Maritimes  8 p.m.
 Quebec, most of Ontario and most of Nunavut  9:30 p.m.

Online at cbcnews.ca/canadavotes:

Join our live chat with CBC journalists and analysts beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Live video streaming starts at 10 p.m. ET.

Track election results by riding and by party in real-time using CBC News' Interactive Results Map. Available online and on your iPad, the map allows you to view colour-coded riding results or zoom in on a region, and see which party is leading or elected by riding.

We'll have breaking news on the national results and key races, the regional outcomes across the country and stories on how the parties and their leaders fared, along with analysis on what the result will mean in the days ahead.

Facebook: Live streaming starts 10 p.m. ET. Our live chat with CBC News reporters and analysts starts at 9 p.m. ET and carries through until 2 a.m., with your questions and comments.


Details of CBC News election night lineup

Before the results: On CBC Television, 30 minutes before your polls close, local time, Peter Mansbridge sets up election night with lively contributions from George Stroumboulopoulos, the Dragons' Den dragons, CBC Radio One's The Debaters, and more. Meanwhile on CBC Radio One, Alison Smith, Michael Enright and team look ahead to the evening and potential outcomes with comment and analysis.

On CBC News Network, we drop in on CBC local supper hour news programs across the country to get a sense of the election day that was. Beginning at 4 p.m. ET, in St. John's, and continuing in 30-minute blocks until we reach Vancouver, at 8 p.m. ET, CBC News Network provides a live snapshot of how election day unfolded across Canada. Then at 8:30 p.m. ET, it's a special edition of Connect with Mark Kelley. Kelley has spent the election campaign travelling across the country, talking to Canadians about the issues on their minds. On election night, he highlights some of the people he's talked to and places he's been over the last five weeks. 

CBC Television and CBC News Network:Peter Mansbridge is the go-to source for Canadians on election night. On CBC Television and CBC News Network, Mansbridge leads a team of reporters, including Diana Swain, Wendy Mesley, Evan Solomon, Amanda Lang and Ian Hanomansing, to deliver you breaking election results in real-time. Canada’s No. 1 news team will have more than 30 reporters at campaign headquarters across the country. And as the votes are tallied,The Insiders and At Issue panels will stand by to provide expert analysis around what the results mean to different regions across Canada.

After the vote

Join CBC News Vancouver's Tony Parsons and Gloria Macarenko After the Vote, beginning at 12 a.m. ET on CBC Television and CBC News Network. CBC News will provide updates on neck-and-neck ridings into the early hours of the morning, while political historian David Mitchell provides a West Coast perspective and a closer look at British Columbia's role in determining this election's outcome.

Student vote

CBC News has once again partnered with Student Vote, non-profit, non-partisan organization that engages young Canadians in the democratic process. On election day, Student Vote will run a parallel election in schools across the country, and on election night, CBC News will reveal who young Canadians would select as their next prime minister.

Described video

For the first time, blind and low-vision Canadians will be able to experience election night as never before. On May 2, CBC News' coverage will be available live through Described Video on Accessible Media's TACtv - The Accessible Channel. Described Video provides a voice overlay to a program's audio track for people who are blind or low-vision, allowing them to hear about key visual elements happening on screen. For more information and to access the Channel Guide, visit www.accessiblemedia.com, or call 1-800-567-6755.