A new report has found that the Conservatives have the support of more than three-quarters of Canadians and that the Liberals are at risk of losing seats in several ridings in British Columbia and Ontario.
The new poll was commissioned by the advocacy group Canadians for Fair Elections, which had launched a campaign in September 2017 calling for the return of proportional representation in British Canada.
“We know that in 2019, we’ll see the Conservatives win three of the four ridings they have, and that means the Liberals will win seats in two of the three,” said Robyn Doolittle, a spokesperson for Canadians for the Fair Elections.
In the riding of Calgary-Aurora, the Conservatives are supported by 47 per cent of voters, while the Liberals have 48 per cent support.
The party has also led the race in Calgary-Leduc, with 43 per cent.
As well, the Liberals lead in Calgary East-Calgary, with 54 per cent, while they are supported in Etobicoke-High Park, with 48 per a.m. to vote.
With the Conservatives leading in Vancouver-Tacoma, with 51 per cent and the Liberals with 48, the two parties are at an even split.
According to the survey, the number of registered voters in the three ridings has risen from 537,000 in the 2011 election to 541,000 this year.
Overall, a total of 1,012,636 ballots have been cast in the 2019 election, compared to 745,000 ballots in the last election.
Doolittle said it is crucial for Canadians to know who is supporting the parties.
It’s important to remember that if the two of them win seats, that will mean the Liberals would control two-thirds of the province and the Conservatives would be controlled by one-third of the population,” she said.
While the Liberals remain the largest party in British Columbia, the Conservative Party has led the provincial race for the past four years.
This year’s survey also shows that the Conservative campaign has been boosted by endorsements from several well-known Canadian political figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Christy Clark, and Conservative candidate James Bezan.
Bevan, who was recently awarded a B.C. government job, is endorsed by former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.
The endorsement was made after the Liberals won the seat with a comfortable majority.