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Examine Canada’s federal elections through interactive maps

With the federal election around the corner, this is a great opportunity to examine the past elections in Canada through interactive maps. Discover the free resources that are available to use with your students.

On October 21, 2019, a federal election is scheduled in Canada to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament. This election is relevant to all Canadians and can be discussed with your students through the use of interactive maps. Take this opportunity to explore the Esri Canada resources that highlight past elections and other topics in Canadian history.

Canadian Federal Elections 2000-2015

This web app displays the results of the federal elections in Canada, including the 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015 elections. After the October 21st election, there will be an updated web app to include the 2019 results.

2015 Federal Election Map

This web map shows the final results of the 2015 federal election in Canada.

To learn more about Canadian history, explore the following resources:

Canadian History Lessons

Topics include Vimy Ridge, Seven Years’ War, The Red River and North West Rebellions/Resistance, Indigenous Peoples in North America

Story Maps that highlight Canadian history

Canadian Confederation: 1867 to Present

Use this web app to explore Canada's territorial growth since Confederation in 1867.

Turtle Island
This activity is an introduction to Indigenous issues and points of view surrounding land in Canada. It briefly compares traditional Indigenous views of the land with those of the European settlers, and the history of treaties in Canada. It also reviews the populations of the Indigenous People living in Canada as of 2016.

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About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Specialist in the Esri Canada Education and Research group. She has over 15 years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela focuses on producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum-specific resources, and conducting and creating custom workshops for educators. She manages the GIS Ambassador Program and is the Technical Chair for the annual Skills Ontario GIS competition. Angela also writes monthly posts for the Esri Canada Education and Research blog, highlighting K-12 educators and partners, new ArcGIS resources and GIS-related events.

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