A History of the Vote in Canada
A History of the Vote
This publication presents a fascinating account of the struggles and reforms that have shaped Canada's electoral system from pre-Confederation times to the present day.
Originally researched and published in 1997 and updated in 2007, this third edition – issued in conjunction with Elections Canada's 100th anniversary in 2020 – includes important legislative and administrative developments that have taken place over the past decade and a half, providing researchers and educators with a current chronology of the franchise and voting practices in Canada.
Looking for a quick overview? Visit the 100th anniversary section of our website, for videos, photos and fact sheets on federal election history.