Canada's 41st Election—Explained

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    Confused? What happened? Everything makes sense now.

    Map source: www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/

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    1. Dustygrrl 36 months ago | reply

      I don't think there's any factories left to speak of in S. Ontario :(

    2. sambjenkins 36 months ago | reply

      That's my riding! I'm a terrified hipster!

    3. ALL_CAPS 36 months ago | reply

      I used to vote NDP before they went mainstream. Now I only vote ironically.

    4. KeswickHiker 36 months ago | reply

      NFLD should read "still pissed off about the oil"

    5. @kinga_p 36 months ago | reply

      I'm glad the moose voter turn out was so high.

    6. sharpshinyclaws 36 months ago | reply

      Not being able to "like" your comment is throwing my equilibrium off.

    7. cameron_cv_wilson 36 months ago | reply

      Nice fitting text to curve! #ClosetCartographer Although the original CBC map could use application of cartographic rules. Mapping Canada by electoral ridings (or provinces) tends to miscommunicate. In this case areas with low population (i.e. few ridings) dominate the map vis-a-vis areas with many ridings. For example Labrador vs Southern Ontario.

    8. ALL_CAPS 36 months ago | reply

      Haha. I used Flickr because it had better metrics than Twitpic.

    9. ALL_CAPS 36 months ago | reply

      I have graphic design in my background so I had to make it look purdy.

      Ridings are roughly sized by population and political boundaries IIRC. Therefore an area:population projection would be very distorted (e.g. everything north of 50 would be squashed impossibly small and GTA would be a massive blob at the bottom.

    10. Ian.molnar 36 months ago | reply

      This is awesome! Well done :p

    11. ALL_CAPS 36 months ago | reply

      bigcitylib.blogspot.com/ feel free to use this image in your blog.

    12. HiMY SYeD / photopia 36 months ago | reply

      So, in short, we All voted for IKEA.

    13. 8james 36 months ago | reply

      urban - orange... rural - blue... numbers of voters is skewed to favour the rural vote over the urban vote... proportional representation is a good idea until these rejects get into power........it is another reason why we keep on hearing about the gun registry and why it is used to continue this particular pattern of keeping the rural vote.. 2 worlds.. one rural, the other urban.............

    14. Matthew P Sharp 1984 36 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best graphs I've seen.

    15. Tynan Phillips 36 months ago | reply

      This is so amazing. Ah, ha, ha!

    16. changinglogan 36 months ago | reply

      Yeah the Newfoundland comment is a little dated. Also it's worth noting that out of Newfoundland's 6 seats (one conservative in Labrador) 2 were won by NDP. So, technically 1/3 of Newfoundland should be orange.

    17. webconomist 36 months ago | reply

      Guess that means we call it Kanada?

    18. ChoseBine1 36 months ago | reply

      Québec should read It's your last chance ROC

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