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Canadian federal election, 1882
211 seats in the 5th Canadian Parliament
June 20, 1882
First party Second party
JaMAC.jpg Edward Blake.jpg
Leader John A. Macdonald Edward Blake
Party Conservative Liberal
Leader since 1867 1880
Leader's seat Carleton Durham West
Last election 134 63
Seats won 133 73
Seat change -1 +10
Popular vote 208,544 160,574
Percentage 40.40% 31.10%
Swing -1.67% -1.95%
Canada 1882 Federal Election.svg
The Canadian parliament after the 1882 election

The Canadian federal election of 1882 was held on June 20, 1882 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons of the 5th Parliament of Canada.

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservatives and Liberal-Conservatives retained power, defeating the Liberal Party of Edward Blake.

Voter turn-out: 70.3%


National results

Party Party leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular vote
1878 Elected Change # % Change
     Conservative
John A. Macdonald
118 83 94 +13.3% 143,684 27.83% +1.55%
     Liberal-Conservative
John A. Macdonald
50 46 39 -8.7% 64,860 12.56% -3.22%
     Liberal
Edward Blake
112 57 73 +26.3% 160,547 31.10% -1.95%
     Independent 7 5 1 -80% 8,227 1.59% -1.12%
     Nationalist Conservative 1 - 1 - 1,084 0.21% +0.14%
     Independent Liberal 3 2 2 - 5,740 1.11% +0.12%
     Independent Conservative 2 2 1 -50% 927 0.18% -
     Unknown 121 9 - -100% 131,178 25.41% +4.48%
Total 414 204 211 +4.4% 516,247 100.0% -
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Acclamations:

The following Members of Parliament were elected by acclamation;

  • British Columbia: 2 Liberal-Conservatives
  • Manitoba: 1 Conservative
  • Ontario: 2 Conservatives
  • Quebec: 11 Conservatives, 1 Independent Conservative, 4 Liberal-Conservatives, 3 Liberals
  • New Brunswick: 1 Liberal-Conservative, 1 Independent
  • Nova Scotia: 1 Conservative

Results by province

Party name BC MB ON QC NB NS PE Total
     Conservative Seats: 3 2 39 38 4 8 - 94
     Popular vote (%): 38.4 13.6 27.0 37.7 25.6 23.0 17.1 27.8
     Liberal-Conservative Seats: 3 1 13 12 3 5 2 39
     Vote (%): 15.8 38.9 9.1 10.4 7.1 25.8 25.4 12.6
     Liberal Seats: - 2 40 12 7 8 4 73
     Vote (%): 10.6 25.3 31.9 21.5 36.8 38.7 40.7 31.1
     Independent Seats:     - - 1 -   1
     Vote (%):     1.7 0.8 0.4 4.8   1.6
     Nationalist Conservative Seats:       1       1
     Vote (%):       1.0       0.2
     Independent Liberal Seats:     - 1 1     2
     Vote (%):     0.7 1.5 6.2     1.1
     Independent Conservative Seats:       1       1
     Vote (%):       0.9       0.2
     Unknown Vote (%): 35.2 22.2 29.6 27.1 23.9 7.7 16.8 25.4
Total seats 6 5 92 65 16 21 6 211

xx – less than 0.05% of the popular vote

See also

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