44th General Election
Total Number of Parties and Candidates
at the Close of Nominations
Nominations for the 44th General Election closed at 2:00 pm on August 30. Elections Canada has confirmed that a total of 1,998 candidates have registered, 1,909 affiliated with political parties and 89 independents.
There are 22 political parties participating in the election. None of them are fielding candidates in all of Canada’s 338 ridings. Of the parties with seats in the House of Commons at the dissolution of parliament, the Liberal Party is short two, the Conservative Party one, the NDP three and the Green Party 103. The Bloc Québécois has registered candidates in 77 of the 78 ridings in Quebec.