About Calculated Politics
A resource for quantifying Canadian politics
History of Calculated Politics
A passion project 15+ years in the making
Calculated Politics is a non-partisan hobby project that is shared free of charge. The site was launched in 2015 as a collaboration between Paul Jorgenson and Christopher D’Angelo. The project began as the result of a friendly wager between Paul and some of his friends and family in the lead-up to the 2004 election.
Paul refined the algorithms and formulae that make up the projection model over the course of the 2006, 2008 and 2011 federal elections. At the same time, Christopher was employing data analytics in other areas, including sports projections and investing.
As longtime friends, Paul and Christopher partnered in 2015 to ramp up the sophistication and automation in the model, bringing it to a level where it could be more easily maintained and shared with the public.
As of 2019, the Calculated Politics endeavour is now administered solely by Christopher after Paul had to step back due to work commitments.
We need your help
This website consumes heavy resources, especially around election time, and does not generate enough money to maintain it. If you like this website and want it to keep running, please support it on Patreon. Every little bit helps.
About Christopher D'Angelo
Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Christopher moved to Toronto after finishing his undergraduate studies in chemical engineering at the University of Waterloo where he graduated with distinction and Dean’s Honours. Christopher is a licensed Professional Engineer, and leads a team focused on automated logistics. While working, Christopher completed a Masters of Business Administration at the Schulich School of Business – York University, in Toronto, graduating in the summer of 2015.
As a co-founder of CalculatedPolitics.ca, Christopher brings close to ten years of experience in applying statistical analysis to solve everyday problems, and is passionate about Canadian politics. Outside of Calculated Politics, Christopher is also interested in applying statistical analysis to many other fields, including sports and investing. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, where he can be found running, cycling and barbecuing.
Christopher resides in Toronto, Ontario.