Welcome to the Canadian Elections Database

This database contains information on federal, provincial, and territorial elections since 1867 arranged by election, party, candidate and district. The links allow you to explore and search the data in myriad ways.

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Dr. Anthony Sayers for the CED team.


Nunavut legislature chamber

Posted on November 16 2017

Nunavut Election 2017

The riding contests of October 30th saw reduced turnout, high turnover, and gave a boost to the representation of women in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly.

Sky at Iqaluit

Posted on October 30 2017

Nunavut Election 2017

With most ridings having only a few hundred voters and no political parties, campaigns focus on candidate qualifications and personalities. Most successful candidates are Local Notables.

Image of clyde river

Posted on October 29 2017

Nunavut Election 2017

Nunavut elections are dominated by candidates and local issues – the need for a new school, improvements at the community health centre and the like.

Nunavut legislature chamber

Posted on October 17 2017

Nunavut Election 2017

No Political Parties? Only those who really, really follow Canadian politics – in all its glories and ... non-glories – will be aware that a general election is underway in Nunavut