The Canadian Federal Election of 2006 is a comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the campaign and election that ended the 12-year Liberal reign in Canadian politics and saw the House of Commons shift from one minority government to another. The chapters, composed by leading political writers, commentators, and pollsters, examine the strategies, successes, and blunders of the major players — the Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats, Bloc Québécois, and Greens — and also explore the role of the media coverage and the performance and influence of public opinion polls.
Special features in this definitive volume explore the way candidates are nominated and the changes in the legislation governing Canadian federal elections. Finally, the book includes a detailed analysis of voting patterns and the rate of voter participation.
Jon H. Pammett and Christopher Dornan, the editors, represent the co-operation between political science and journalism that is the tradition of this series of books. Contributing chapters are Stephen Clarkson, Faron Ellis, Peter Woolstencroft, Alan Whitehorn, Richard Nadeau, Susan Harada, Rick Anderson, Peter Donolo, Christopher Waddell, Michael Marzolini, Andre Turcotte, and Lawrence LeDuc.