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Canadian federal election, 1958

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The Canadian parliament after the 1958 election

The Canadian federal election of 1958 was the 24th general election in Canada's history. It was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons just nine months after the 23rd election. It transformed Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's minority into the largest ever majority government in Canadian history.

Diefenbaker had called a snap election to capitalize on two factors:

  • nationally: the Liberals had just chosen a new leader, Lester Pearson, who, although well known around the world because of his work for the United Nations, was not well known by Canadians.


National results

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1957 Elected % Change # % % Change

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Progressive Conservative John Diefenbaker 265 111 208 +87.4% 3,908,633 53.66% +14.85%

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Liberal Lester B. Pearson 264 104 49 -53.8% 2,432,953 33.40% -7.35%

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Cooperative Commonwealth M.J. Coldwell 169 25 8 -68.0% 692,668 9.51% -1.20%

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Liberal-Labour 1 1 1 - 11,956 0.16% -

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Social Credit Solon Low 82 19 - - 188,356 2.59% -3.99%

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Independent 9 2 - - 14,211 0.20% -0.87%

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Independent Liberal 10 2 - - 12,054 0.17% -1.25%

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Labour Progressive Tim Buck 18 - - - 9,769 0.13% +0.02%

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Candidats des électeurs Réal Caouette 1 - - - 8,276 0.11% -0.01%

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Independent PC 5 1 - 100% 2,097 0.03% -0.19%

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Socialist 2 * - * 1,113 0.02% *

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Capital familial H-G Grenier 1 * - * 968 0.01% *

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Radical chrétien 1 * - * 687 0.01% *

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Independent SC 1 - - - 361 x -0.04%

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Ouvrier canadien 1 * - * 243 x *

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Independent Conservative 1 * - * 122 x *
Total 831 265 265 - 7,284,467 100.00%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca History of Federal Ridings since 1867 (http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/process/house/hfer/hfer.asp?Language=E)

Notes:

"Previous" refers to to standings at previous election, not to standings in the House of Commons at dissolution.

* The party did not nominate candidates in the previous election.

x - less than 0.005% of the popular vote

Results by province

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Party Name BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NW YK Total

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Progressive Conservative Seats: 18 17 16 14 67 50 7 12 4 2 1 - 208

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Vote (%): 49.4 59.9 51.4 56.7 56.4 49.6 54.1 57.0 62.2 45.2 54.5 42.8 53.7

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Liberal Seats: - - - - 14 25 3 - - 5 1 - 48

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Vote (%): 16.1 13.7 19.6 21.6 32.1 45.6 43.4 38.4 37.5 54.4 43.3 57.2 33.4

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Cooperative Commonwealth Seats: 4 - 1 - 3 - - - - -     8

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Vote (%): 24.5 4.4 28.4 19.6 10.5 2.3 1.8 4.5 0.3 0.2     9.5

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Liberal-Labour Seats:         1               1

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Vote (%):         0.5               0.2
Total Seats 22 17 17 14 85 75 10 12 4 7 1 1 265
Parties that won no seats:
Social Credit Vote (%): 9.6 21.6 0.4 1.8 0.3 0.6 0.7           2.6

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Independent Vote (%):     xx xx 0.1 0.6             0.2

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Independent Liberal Vote (%):           0.6       0.2     0.2

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Labour Progressive Vote (%): 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1             0.1

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C. des électeurs Vote (%):           0.4             0.1

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Independent PC Vote (%):   0.1     0.1               xx

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Socialist Vote (%):         xx xx             xx

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Capitale familiale Vote (%):           xx             xx

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Radical chrétien Vote (%):           xx             xx

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Independent SC Vote (%):   0.1                     xx

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Ouvrier canadien Vote (%):           xx             xx

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Ind. Conservative Vote (%):                     2.3   xx

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