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A nice piece of info graphics with alot going on (maybe too much) and a lack of a geo/spatial visual component. You can see the provinces, but the ridings are arranged alphabetically.

Anyways. I was glued to the computer screen watching the results coming in late last night. I am in a weird situation these days, not being a US citizen yet I cannot vote in US elections. I also recently learned that no longer maintaining a permanent residence in Canada I cannot vote there either. In the riding I would of been eligible ( my last place of residence outside Ottawa Glengarry Prescott Russell) the conservative party took over what I thought was a fairly solid liberal seat.

Most of my other past places of residence in BC and Ontario stayed liberal or NDP.

Elections Canada has the raw results available as a text file for downloading this morning.

I have yet to see a results map this morning...if anyone finds one please post some links...

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I think you could vote if you had been in Canada in the last five years and had the ambition to return. My wife voted by mail, but we tried to vote at an Elections Canada in Chilliwack BC just before x-mas - they were very confused there and had to go though all the regulations and call officials in Ottawa to find out how to do it (no other ex-pats had walked into that office with the same task). My wife didn't know what riding to vote in, and what documentation was needed, so it was easier to do it by mail in the end...

That's how I came to know some of the regulations for this election... (read through all the brochures while the officer was trying to call the experts in Ottawa, which took ~1 hour).
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Well, since I have not "lived" in Canada for the last 5 years and have no "specific" plans to return in the next 5 years nor a permanent adress where I have received official mail, I would of been breaking the law if I had tried to get a mail in... . But as it turns out my name was on the voter list in my parent's riding and I could of shown up in person to vote there....

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so basically you're a person without decision-making power now?
(on the national level at least)
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unfortunately so...

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I have yet to see a results map this morning...if anyone finds one please post some links...

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Here you go..... :) Atlas of Canada Election 2006

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This is a good example of how first impressions of a map can be deceiving. Geographically, it looks like the Liberals should have won, but there are more seats in the southern areas. My riding is the big orange one in Ontario. It is one seat but a huge area.
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