Ridings

There are approximately 20 million eligible voters in Canada. Voter participation has typically been in the 50% range.To vote in a Canadian federal election you must be a Canadian citizen and be 18 or older on election day. Inmates in a correctional institution or a federal penitentiary in Canada may vote. Canadian citizens living in other countries also are allowed to vote.

  1.  Canada — 34 seats
  2.  British Columbia — 42 seats
  3.  Manitoba — 14 seats
  4.  New Brunswick — 10 seats
  5.  Newfoundland and Labrador — 7 seats
  6.  Northwest Territories – 1 seat
  7.  Nova Scotia — 11 seats
  8.  Nunavut — 1 seat
  9.  Ontario — 121 seats
  10.  Prince Edward Island — 4 seats
  11.  Quebec — 78 seats
  12.  Saskatchewan — 14 seats
  13.  Yukon — 1 seat

There are 338 ridings in Canada. Elections Canada refers to a riding as an electoral district association “EDA” which are sanctioned administrative organizations that facilitate party and community political activities at the riding level.