Flawless Campaign, Fragile Victory: Voting in Canada's 2006 Federal Election

  title={Flawless Campaign, Fragile Victory: Voting in Canada's 2006 Federal Election},
  author={Harold Clarke and Allan E. Kornberg and Thomas J. Scotto and Joe Twyman},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={815 - 819}
Canada's 23rd general election was held on January 23, 2006. Only 20 months earlier, on June 28, 2004, the governing Liberals—in power continuously since 1993—had been reduced to a minority in Parliament, winning 135 of 308 seats and 37% of the popular vote. Minority governments in Canada typically have quite short half-lives, and the Liberal government formed in 2004 was no exception. After narrowly avoiding defeat on its budget bill in May 2005, the government lost a vote of confidence in the… 

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