DECISION 2011: NDP voters will be proportionally represented in the new government. Everyone else ... not so much.
DECISION 2011: For Stephen Harper, it's a chance to govern for all Canadians. For Jack Layton, the work has just begun.
DECISION 2011: Toronto helped Stephen Harper to a majority. The NDP is the Official Opposition. The Bloc has only two seats, and the Greens have one. Not a bad news day.
DECISION 2011: Also handy to have? The cash to engage in a perpetual campaign long before voters head to the polls.
DECISION 2011: Jack Layton puts on a brave face amid allegations that he visited an illicit massage parlour 15 years ago.
DECISION 2011: Anti-Conservative group promotes strategic voting to prevent a Tory majority -- even if it means voters have to hold their noses.
'Big red tent' represents what Canadians want most, he says: a compassionate, progressive, responsible middle ground.
DECISION 2011: If an election could be won by sheer enthusiasm, Adriane Carr would have this one in the bag by now.
'Not the first time people have put a target on my back,' Layton says.
Can voters overcome their hardwired preference for short-term joy and think about what's really best for Canada in the long run?