30 Events in the Evolution of Canadian Elections

​To celebrate its 30th anniversary, The Canadian Encyclopedia created 30 lists of 30 things that have helped define our identity, from famous people and historic events, to iconic foods and influential artists.

Elections are a process in which Canadian citizens express their choice for their government representative. Though we may take them for granted today, our democratic institutions were much different in the past. Here are just a few of the ways our electoral system has changed and evolved over time.