A low voter turnout has benefited both Harper and Cameron
The Guardian UK warns of the prospect of a Conservative minority or even majority government come the October 19th federal election.
It reports, "The reason parallels the situation in the UK, where David Cameron returned with a majority of seats conjured from a bare plurality of votes." In the recent UK election, 66.1 per cent of eligible voters voted, with 36.9 per cent of the popular vote giving Cameron a majority government with 51 per cent of the seats in Parliament. That roughly compares to the 2011 election in Canada when 61 per cent of eligible voters voted, with 39.6 per cent of the popular vote giving Harper a majority government with 53 per cent of the seats in Parliament.