October 15, 2008 by Joseph Krohn
- Conservative Party: 40% = 157 seats
- Liberal Party: 21% = 77 seats
- NDP: 21% = 32 seats
- Blocks: 10% = 41 seats
- Green: 7% = 0 seats
- Independents: 1% = 1 seat
- Conservatives: 38% – 143 seats
- Liberals: 26% – 76 seats
- NDP: 18% – 37 seats
- Bloc: 10% – 50 seats
- Green: 7% – 0 seats
- Independent: 0.65% – 2 seats
The Conservatives – failed to do as well in Atlantic Canada as I had hoped – but the Summerside Riding in PEI came out as a surprising victory! They failed to do as well in Quebec as was previously anticipated. Congratulations to Mr. Harper for his parties victory in Nunavut. Margin of error: 2% – 14 seats.
Liberals – They did exceed my expectations on the popular vote – but also lost one more seat than I anticipated. Margin of error: 5% – and subtract one seat.
NDP – They captured a few more seats than was anticipated – they won surprising victories in Ontario as well as breaking the Conservative shut-out of Alberta. For their new MP from Alberta it would seem strategic voting does work – Mr. Layton must thank Mr. Dion for this seat. Margin of error: -3% of the popular vote and captured 5 more seats than was anticipated.
Blocs – Captured nine more seats than was antipated – won continuous victories over the Liberals and Conservative contenders – lost one potential seat to the NDP.
Green – The Greens behaved just like they should have – all defeats!