1904 Canadian federal election

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1904 Canadian federal election
Canadian Red Ensign (1868-1921).svg
  1900 November 3, 1904 1908  

214 seats in the House of Commons
108 seats needed for a majority
Turnout71.6% [1] (Decrease2.svg5.8pp)
 First partySecond party
  The Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier Photo C (HS85-10-16873) - tight crop.jpg Robert Laird Borden cph.3b31281 (cropped).jpg
Leader Wilfrid Laurier Robert Borden
Party Liberal Conservative
Leader since18871901
Leader's seat Quebec East Halifax (lost re-election)
Last election128 seats, 50.3%79 seats, 46.1%
Seats won13775
Seat changeIncrease2.svg9Decrease2.svg4
Popular vote521,041470,430
Percentage50.9%45.9%
SwingIncrease2.svg0.6%Decrease2.svg0.2%

Canada 1904 Federal Election.svg

Prime Minister before election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

Prime Minister after election

Wilfrid Laurier
Liberal

The 1904 Canadian federal election was held on November 3 to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 10th Parliament of Canada. Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier led the Liberal Party of Canada to a third term in government, with an increased majority, and over half of the popular vote.

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Sir Robert Borden's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives were unable to challenge the Liberals effectively, and lost a small portion of their popular vote, along with four seats, including his own. Borden re-entered parliament the next year in a by-election.

This was the last election until 1949 in which parts of the Northwest Territories were granted representation. Most of the settled regions of the NWT entered Confederation as the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan on 1 September 1905, although its MP's continued to sit as representatives of the old ridings until the 10th Parliament's dissolution.

National results

The Canadian parliament after the 1904 election Chambre des Communes 1904.png
The Canadian parliament after the 1904 election
137752
LiberalConservativeO
PartyParty leader# of
candidates
SeatsPopular vote
1900 ElectedChange#%Change
  Liberal Wilfrid Laurier 208128137+7.0%521,04150.88%+0.63pp
  Conservative Robert Borden 1996970+1.4%45469344.40%+1.18pp
  Liberal-Conservative 6105-50.0%15,7371.54%-1.34pp
 Independent631-66.7%10,2051.00%-0.40pp
 Independent Conservative211-5,0390.49%-0.57pp
 Unknown13---11,6591.14%+1.14pp
Labour  2---2,1590.21%-0.10pp
Socialist  3*-*1,7940.18%*
 Nationalist 1*-*1,4290.14%*
 Independent Liberal31--100%3090.03%-0.48pp
Total443213214+0.5%1,024,065100% 
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

Results by province

Party BC NW MB ON QC NB NS PE YK Total
  Liberal Seats:77737537181-137
 Popular Vote (%):49.558.449.747.555.151.052.949.141.450.9
  Conservative Seats:-2344125-3170
 Vote (%):38.837.841.846.343.042.044.550.958.644.4
  Liberal-Conservative Seats: 1 3 1   5
 Vote (%): 3.8 2.1 6.8   1.5
 IndependentSeats: --1- -  1
 Vote (%): xx5.80.61.3 1.6  1.0
 Independent ConservativeSeats:   1     1
 Vote (%):   1.2     0.5
Total seats710108665131841214
Parties that won no seats:
 UnknownVote (%):4.6  2.4xx    1.1
Labour Vote (%):  2.7  0.7  0.8  0.2
Socialist Vote (%):7.1        0.2
 NationalistVote (%):    0.6    0.5
 Independent LiberalVote (%):   xx 0.20.1  xx

xx - indicates less than 0.05% of the popular vote.

Vote and seat summaries

Popular vote
Liberal
50.88%
Conservative
45.94%
Others
3.18%
Seat totals
Liberal
64.02%
Conservative
35.05%
Others
0.93%

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References

  1. "Voter Turnout at Federal Elections and Referendums". Elections Canada. Retrieved 10 March 2019.