Western Libraries

Canada - Elections

This guide focuses on primary sources for the study of past Canadian elections. If you need secondary materials, e.g. commentaries on or analyses of elections, use the Shared Library Catalogue. Also use databases to find articles in journals, magazines,

Online Sources

FedFinder Produced by Statistics Canada, this site features statistical information on federal districts/ridings including age, common-law status, marital status, visible minority groups, immigration, language, aboriginal population, education, income, occupation, industry, work, families, households, dwellings and mobility.

Elections Canada  Created in 1920 by the Dominion Elections Act, this independent body is headed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Under the Canada Elections Act and other laws that now govern the federal electoral process, the mandate of Elections Canada includes the administration of referendums, etc