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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" Canada

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1965 ←
="width:50%;text-align:center;" June 25, 1968 ="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1972
members }

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Canada 1968 Federal Election.svg



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{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister before election
Pierre Trudeau
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister-designate
Pierre Trudeau
}

Canadian federal election, 1968
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colspan=4 style="text-align:center" 264 seats in the 28th Canadian Parliament
133 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left" Turnout

colspan=3 style="text-align:center" 75.7%<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Pierre Trudeau style="width:75px;text-align:center" Robert Stanfield

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" April 6, 1968 style="width:75px;text-align:center" September 9, 1967

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Mount Royal style="width:75px;text-align:center" Halifax

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 131 seats, 40.18% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 97 seats, 32.41%

style="text-align:left" Seats before

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 128 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 94

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 154 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 72

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" +26 style="width:75px;text-align:center" -22

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 3,686,801 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 2,554,397

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 45.37% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 31.43%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" +5.18pp style="width:75px;text-align:center" -0.98pp

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" Third party style="text-align:center" Fourth party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Tommy Douglas style="width:75px;text-align:center" Réal Caouette

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" August 3, 1961 style="width:75px;text-align:center" September 1, 1963

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Burnaby—Coquitlam
ran in Burnaby—Seymour (lost) style="width:75px;text-align:center" Témiscamingue

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 21 seats, 17.91% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 9 seats, 4.66%

style="text-align:left" Seats before

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 22 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 8

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 22 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 14

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" ±0 style="width:75px;text-align:center" +6

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1,378,263 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 360,404

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 16.96% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 4.43%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" -0.95pp style="width:75px;text-align:center" -0.22pp

The Canadian federal election of 1968 was held on June 25, 1968, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 28th Parliament of Canada. The Liberal Party won a majority government under its new leader, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

This was the last federal election in which some provinces (specifically Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan) had fewer seats they had been allocated in the previous election due to a redistribution. The 1966 census, for example, revealed that Alberta had a population about 50% greater than Saskatchewan's even though both provinces had the same number of seats at the time (17). Saskatchewan was the only province to lose multiple seats in the redistribution (4). It was also the only election in Canadian history where fewer total seats were contested compared to the previous vote (264 instead of 265). Changes to the Constitution enacted since that time have rendered the prospect of similar reductions far less likely.


Canadian federal election, 1968 sections
Intro  Parties and campaigns  National results  Vote and seat summaries  Results by province  See also  References  Further reading  

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colspan=4 style="text-align:center;" Canada

colspan=4 { cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:25%;text-align:left;" class="noprint" 1965 ←
="width:50%;text-align:center;" June 25, 1968 ="width:25%;text-align:right;" class="noprint" → 1972
members }

colspan=4 style="text-align:center"

Canada 1968 Federal Election.svg



colspan=4 style="text-align:center"

{ cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="background:transparent; width:100%;" style="width:50%; text-align:left; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister before election
Pierre Trudeau
style="width:50%; text-align:right; text-size: 80%" Prime Minister-designate
Pierre Trudeau
}

Canadian federal election, 1968
colspan=4
  style="text-align:center;border-bottom: 6px solid #" {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=Pierre Trudeau (1975) cropped.jpg|suppressplaceholder=yes}} style="text-align:center;border-bottom: 6px solid #" {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=150x150px|suppressplaceholder=yes}} colspan=4
  style="text-align:center;border-bottom: 6px solid #" {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=TommyDouglas-c1971-crop.jpg|suppressplaceholder=yes}} style="text-align:center;border-bottom: 6px solid #" {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=Real Caouette2.jpg|suppressplaceholder=yes}} colspan=4


  style="text-align:center;border-bottom: 6px solid #" {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=|suppressplaceholder=yes}} style="text-align:center;border-bottom: 6px solid #" {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=|suppressplaceholder=yes}}



































colspan=4 style="text-align:center" 264 seats in the 28th Canadian Parliament
133 seats needed for a majority
style="text-align:left" Turnout

colspan=3 style="text-align:center" 75.7%<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

CitationClass=web

}}</ref>

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" First party style="text-align:center" Second party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Pierre Trudeau style="width:75px;text-align:center" Robert Stanfield

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" April 6, 1968 style="width:75px;text-align:center" September 9, 1967

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Mount Royal style="width:75px;text-align:center" Halifax

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 131 seats, 40.18% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 97 seats, 32.41%

style="text-align:left" Seats before

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 128 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 94

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 154 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 72

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" +26 style="width:75px;text-align:center" -22

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 3,686,801 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 2,554,397

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 45.37% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 31.43%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" +5.18pp style="width:75px;text-align:center" -0.98pp

style="text-align:left;"   style="text-align:center" Third party style="text-align:center" Fourth party
style="text-align:left" Leader

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Tommy Douglas style="width:75px;text-align:center" Réal Caouette

style="width:75px;text-align:left" Party

style="width:75px;text-align:center" style="width:75px;text-align:center"

style="text-align:left" Leader since

style="width:75px;text-align:center" August 3, 1961 style="width:75px;text-align:center" September 1, 1963

style="text-align:left" Leader's seat

style="width:75px;text-align:center" Burnaby—Coquitlam
ran in Burnaby—Seymour (lost) style="width:75px;text-align:center" Témiscamingue

style="text-align:left" Last election

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 21 seats, 17.91% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 9 seats, 4.66%

style="text-align:left" Seats before

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 22 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 8

style="text-align:left" Seats won

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 22 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 14

style="text-align:left" Seat change

style="width:75px;text-align:center" ±0 style="width:75px;text-align:center" +6

style="text-align:left" Popular vote

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 1,378,263 style="width:75px;text-align:center" 360,404

style="text-align:left" Percentage

style="width:75px;text-align:center" 16.96% style="width:75px;text-align:center" 4.43%

style="text-align:left" Swing

style="width:75px;text-align:center" -0.95pp style="width:75px;text-align:center" -0.22pp

The Canadian federal election of 1968 was held on June 25, 1968, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 28th Parliament of Canada. The Liberal Party won a majority government under its new leader, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

This was the last federal election in which some provinces (specifically Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan) had fewer seats they had been allocated in the previous election due to a redistribution. The 1966 census, for example, revealed that Alberta had a population about 50% greater than Saskatchewan's even though both provinces had the same number of seats at the time (17). Saskatchewan was the only province to lose multiple seats in the redistribution (4). It was also the only election in Canadian history where fewer total seats were contested compared to the previous vote (264 instead of 265). Changes to the Constitution enacted since that time have rendered the prospect of similar reductions far less likely.


Canadian federal election, 1968 sections
Intro  Parties and campaigns  National results  Vote and seat summaries  Results by province  See also  References  Further reading  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Parties and campaigns
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