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It's certainly true that the NDP growth was much stronger in Quebec, but the growth outside Quebec is still noteworthy. Even outside Quebec, their seat total tops their previous best (44 versus 43 for Broadbent in 1988) and though I'm not going to do the math, their vote share outside Quebec also seems to be their best ever. Six per cent growth certainly isn't mind-blowing like 30% is, but it's still significant.
From 2008-2011, the NDP vote went up in 9 provinces and 2 territories. It went up by about:
7.5% in BC
4.1% in AB
6.7% in SK
1.8% in MB
7.4% in ON
30.7% in QC
7.9% in NB
1.4% in NS
5.6% in PE
4.3% in NT
5.4% in YT
It dropped by 1.3% in NL, and by 13.2% in NU.
If my calculations are correct, the overall NDP vote for Canada outside Quebec went up a shade over 6% from 2008 to 2011.
Also, a translated transcript would be acceptable in the interim.