Congratulations to all the local MPs elected last night – regardless of your set of values and beliefs, we can agree that any political party works hard around the clock leading up to an election, hoping to change this great country for the better.
I also wanted to congratulate YOU for voting.
What do the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays and Eligible Voters have in common? Both eligible voters & Jays fans have something to celebrate today – it’s the first time since 1993 we have October baseball and we’ve had the highest voter turnout for this election SINCE 1993.
Wanna see which areas of Canada had the lowest and highest turnout? Courtesy of the Toronto Star:
More than 68 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot in Monday’s federal election, a jump of more than 7 per cent from the 2011 election.
More than 68 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot in Monday’s federal election – the highest turnout at the polls since 1993.
That’s a jump of more than 7 per cent from the 2011 election.
Preliminary Elections Canada figures state that 68.49 per cent of eligible voters – or 17,546,697 people – went to the polls on Monday for the Liberal Party’s majority win.
Just 61.1 per cent of registered voters cast ballots in 2011.
Monday marks the highest turnout since 1993, when 69.6 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots.
There are several similarities between the 1993 election and the one held on Monday.
Both times, Liberals replaced a Tory government that had been in power for roughly nine years.
Also in both elections, the dollar was trading at about 75 cents against the American dollar.
And in both cases, the Toronto Blue Jays were earning post season baseball glory.
If you missed Trudeau’s election speech: