The House of Commons, Parliament of Canada
Election day in Canada is tomorrow October 19. Though we usually only hear about 4 parties running in this Federal National Election, there are a lot more parties participating and fielding candidates. Here is the complete list, we have a choice or choices. The number next to the name of the party indicates the number of people running for that Political Party, note there are 338 seats in Canada’s Parliament. Only the main 4 Political Parties have fielded each 338 candidates. In my riding Ottawa Centre, we had 7 Parties running candidates, the battle is close between Liberal Candidate Catherine McKenna and Paul Dewar, NDP who is the sitting Member of Parliament and a good guy. It is a tough choice here because both candidates are great, capable and intelligent and I know them both.
Alliance of the North (1)
Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada (8)
Bloc Québécois (78) (Only in Quebec)
Canada Party (1)
Canadian Action Party (3)
Christian Heritage Party of Canada (30) (Extreme right)
Communist Party of Canada (26)
Conservative Party of Canada (338)
Democratic Advancement Party of Canada (4)
Forces et Démocratie (17)
Green Party of Canada (338)
Liberal Party of Canada (338)
Libertarian Party of Canada (72)
Marijuana Party (8)
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (70)
New Democratic Party (338)
Party for Accountability, Competency and Transparency (1)
Pirate Party of Canada (5)
Progressive Canadian Party (8) (The Old Conservative Party)
Rhinoceros Party (27)
Seniors Party of Canada (1)
The Bridge Party of Canada (1)
United Party of Canada (1)
Polls are open for 12 hours everywhere in the country, but those hours are staggered so that most results will come in at roughly the same time, according to Elections Canada. Here are the local polling times across the country:
Pacific Time: 7 a.m. — 7 p.m.
Mountain Time: 7:30 a.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Central Time: 8:30 a.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Eastern Time: 9:30 a.m. — 9:30 p.m.
Atlantic Time: 8:30 a.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Newfoundland Time: 8:30 a.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Live coverage starts at 7pm Eastern Time on CBC Radio-Canada.
Tonight at 21:00hrs the opinion polls are closing and there will be no more polling because by Law we are now within hours of the Voting to start. The last poll predicts a Liberal Majority of 171 seats, please note it is just an opinion poll. Today, 18 October is the Birthday of the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, father of Justin. He died in September 2000, he would be 96 years old today.
If Justin Trudeau (43 yrs old) wins the election and becomes Prime Minister designate he will be going back to his childhood home 24 Sussex Drive where he was born and lived for so many years while his father was our Prime Minister.
Finally Stephen Harper today was denounced by his own lawyer Benjamin Perrin, who told the media that Harper does not deserve to be PM, he has lost all moral authority. He said this publicly after years of seeing and listening to his client and being totally disgusted, if that is not a condemnation of the man…
The Official Residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, 24 Sussex Drive.