How would an electoral alliance have worked in the last election?
The lists below show what Conservative ridings could have been won by various combinations of non-Conservative parties.
The combination of NDP and Liberal votes would have won the most, 42 seats (in alphabetical order):
A combination of Liberal, NDP and Green votes would add 9 to the above 43, for a total of 52 seats:
With the Bloc Québécois 3 more seats could be added to the above 52, for a total of 55 seats:
Some 11 seats (5 each Liberal and NDP, one Bloc) were won with small margins over the second-placing Conservative candidate that make them vulnerable in the next election.
by Lynn McDonald and Patricia Warwick