Canada's 41st Election—Explained

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    1. Dustygrrl 56 months ago | reply

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

    2. sambjenkins 56 months ago | reply

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

    3. ALL_CAPS 56 months ago | reply

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

    4. KeswickHiker 56 months ago | reply

      NFLD should read "still pissed off about the oil"

    5. @kinga_p 56 months ago | reply

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

    6. sharpshinyclaws 56 months ago | reply

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

    7. cameron_cv_wilson 56 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 56 months ago | reply

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

    9. ALL_CAPS 56 months ago | reply

      cameron_cv_wilson 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 56 months ago | reply

      This is awesome! Well done :p

    11. ALL_CAPS 56 months ago | reply feel free to use this image in your blog.

    12. HiMY SYeD / photopia 56 months ago | reply

      So, in short, we All voted for IKEA.

    13. 8james 56 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 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 56 months ago | reply

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

    15. Tynan Phillips 56 months ago | reply

      This is so amazing. Ah, ha, ha!

    16. changinglogan 56 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 56 months ago | reply

      HiMY SYeD Guess that means we call it Kanada?

    18. ChoseBine1 55 months ago | reply

      Québec should read It's your last chance ROC

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