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  Historical Voter Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections - 1867-2004
However, it is important to note the fluctuations of the numbers and percentage of registered voters as a percentage of the whole Canadian population (as measured at the census prior to the election).
For example, the portion of Canadians under 15 years of age has dropped from 32.5% in 1941 to 19.1% in 2001; this figure is calculated from Census data available at Stats Canada.
With this change in demographics in mind, one actually should have seen an increase in the percentage of Canada's total population who vote in an election as the Canadian population aged.
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/historical-turnout.html   (602 words)

  
  Canadian federal election, 1988 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
The Liberal Party, led by John Napier Turner, was opposed to the agreement, as was the New Democratic Party led by Ed Broadbent.
The election was the last for Canada's Social Credit movement: the party won no seats, and insignificant portion of the popular vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1988_Canadian_election   (438 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1963 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Canadian federal election of 1963 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
Despite winning 41% of the vote, which is usually sufficient for ensuring the election of a majority government, the Liberals fell seven seats short of their target.
They were again disappointed by the failure of their new partnership with the labour movement to produce an electoral breakthrough, particularly in the province of Ontario, which has the largest population and the largest number of seats in the House of Commons.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_federal_election,_1963   (582 words)

  
 canadian federal election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Elections are generally held in either the fall or spring.
By-elections can be held between general elections when seats become vacant.
Canadian election turn-out is generally higher than that in the United States but lower than in most European nations.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Canadian_federal_election   (916 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000.
The election was regarded as a great success by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and the Liberal Party, but a failure for every other party.
On election night, controversy arose when a CBC producer's gratuitously sexist comment about Stockwell Day's daughter-in-law, Juliana Thiessen Day, was accidentally broadcast on the Canadian networks' pooled election feed from Day's riding.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_federal_election,_2000   (751 words)

  
 Monarchy in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Today, virtually all of the Queen's Canadian duties are performed by her representatives in Canada, the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governors of the provinces.
The Queen's postition and role in the military is reflected by Canadian naval vessels bearing the prefix Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (H.M.C.S), and all members of the armed forces must swear allegiance to the Queen and her heirs and successors.
As well, two other examples of Elizabeth II acting as Queen of Canada abroad were associated with the Canadian military; one in 1996 when she dedicated the Canadian War Memorial in Green Park, London, and the other in 2003 when she attended the Canadian 60th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies in Normandie, France.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_monarchy   (6466 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1972 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Canadian federal election of 1972 was held on October 30, 1972 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
On election night, the results appeared to give 109 seats to the Tories, however once the counting had finished the next day, the final results gave the Liberals a minority government and left the New Democratic Party led by David Lewis holding the balance of power.
The election was the second fought by Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_federal_election,_1972   (940 words)

  
 Elections in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Traditionally, governments have waited four years between elections, but under Jean Chrétien's Liberal government in the 1990s, elections were held every three and half years.
The most recent instance of this was the 1988 election, which was considered by most parties to be a referendum on free trade with the United States.
The most recent Canadian election was held on June 28, 2004.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Elections_in_Canada   (1178 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1957 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1957 was held June 10, 1957, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
In addition, Western Canadians felt alienated from a government that they believed was dominated by Ontario and Quebec interests.
This was the first Canadian election to be televised, and while only a minority of Canadians owned a television, most got some opportunity to see the candidates they were voting for.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_1957   (809 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1867 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Canadian federal election of 1867, held on September 20th, was the first election for the new nation of Canada.
As it was, Brown ran concurrently for seats in the Ontario legislature and the Canadian House of Commons and hoped to become Premier of Ontario.
Elections held in the previous year in the Provinces of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia focussed on the issue of whether or not to form a confederation.
bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_federal_election,_1867   (476 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1965 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the Canadian federal election of 1965, the Liberal Party of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson was re-elected with a larger number of seats in the Canadian House of Commons.
This was the first election for the Rhinoceros Party of Canada, a satirical party led by Cornelius the First.
Cornelius, a resident of the Granby zoo, did not seek election because Canadian election law does not permit rhinoceroses or other zoo animals to seek election.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Canadian_federal_election,_1965   (874 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The 1957 Canadian election was held June 10, 1957.
This election brought to an end twenty-two years of Liberal rule in a surprise victory by the Progressive Conservatives under John Diefenbaker.
Western Canadians also felt alienated from the government which they believed was dominated by Ontario and Quebec interests.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/c/ca/canadian_federal_election__1957.html   (670 words)

  
 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Canada - Elections to the House of Commons
The 38th general election was called in May 2004 by Prime Minister Paul Martin, a former Finance Minister who was elected leader of the ruling Liberal Party in November 2003 and who has been in office since December 2003, when Jean Chrétien stepped down after ten years as head of government.
The Reform Party (which became the Canadian Alliance in 2000) displaced the Progressive Conservatives as the major right-wing force at the federal level, but the party was unable to mount an effective challenge to the Liberals, who have dominated Canadian federal politics since 1993.
Between 1962 and 1980, eight federal elections were held in Canada, five of which (1962, 1963, 1965, 1972 and 1979) resulted in minority governments, as no party won an absolute majority of seats in the House of Commons.
electionresources.org /ca   (2328 words)

  
 Liberal-Progressive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the 1926 Canadian election, a total of 11 candidates ran as Liberal Progressive: eight in Manitoba (the entire Progressive contingent who had decided to nominate joint candidates with the Liberals), all of whom were elected, and three unsuccessful candidates in Ontario.
In the 1940 Canadian election, two Liberal Progressives ran in Manitoba, of whom one was elected.
He was defeated in the 1957 Canadian election, the first in which he ran as a Liberal.
www.infothis.com /find/Liberal-Progressive   (778 words)

  
 Federal Election Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Canadians have gone to the polls most often in the fall; 13 fall elections have been held since 1867, 12 elections have been held in summer, 9 in the spring and only 4 have been held in winter.
A Prime Minister may lose his or her seat in an election, but can remain in office as long as the party has sufficient support in the House of Commons to be able to govern, though again, he or she must, by custom, win a seat very promptly.
In the general election of December 6, 1921, 4 women ran as candidates and only one was elected: Miss Agnes Campbell MacPhail became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons; she was elected as a Progressive.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/process/house/electionsTrivia/index.asp?lang=E&pv=1   (3806 words)

  
 Canadian_federal_election,_1896   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Canadian federal election of 1896 was held on July 11, 1896 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
As a result of the election, the Liberal Party, led by Wilfrid Laurier, formed a majority government.
In the 1896 election, the Conservative Party was led by Sir Charles Tupper, a Father of Confederation and former Premier of Nova Scotia.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=Canadian_federal_election,_1896   (314 words)

  
 Historica
Students research Canadian heroes, legends, milestones, and achievements - and proudly present their stories at a public exhibition.
Join your peers from across Canada to explore Canadian battlefields and memorials in Northern France and Belgium this August.
Historica's programs help millions of Canadians find their place in history.
www.histori.ca   (384 words)

  
 Thomson Nelson - Political Science Resource Centre
In the June 2004 elections, 65 of the 308 MPs (21.1%) elected were women; 391 of the 1685 candidates (23.2%) were women.
In the November 2000 elections, 375 women ran for office and 62 were elected; these figures represent 21% of the total of both candidates and MPs elected.  A total of 62 of the 301 MPs elected to the House of Commons in 1997 were also women.
Overall, 24.4% of candidates in the 1997 election were women, compared with 22% in 1993.
polisci.nelson.com /women.html   (657 words)

  
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The charismatic, intellectual, handsome, single, and fully bilingual Trudeau soon captured the hearts and minds of the nation, and the period leading up to the election saw such intense feelings for him that it was dubbed "Trudeaumania." At public appearances, he was confronted by screaming girls, something never before seen in Canadian politics.
Images of Trudeau standing fast to the rioters were broadcast across the country, and swung the election even further in the Liberals' favour as many English-speaking Canadians believed that he would be the right leader to fight the threat of Quebec separatism.
See: 28th Canadian parliament for a full list of those elected in the 1968 election.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/1968_Canadian_election   (518 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Walter Harris
Harris was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal MP for the Ontario riding of Grey-Bruce in the 1940 Canadian election.
Harris was informed of this and began to draft a letter of resignation until being informed that the whole story was a prank.
Harris became a casualty losing his seat in the 1957 Canadian election that brought John George Diefenbaker to power.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Walter_Harris   (326 words)

  
 CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top Ten Greatest Canadians - Lester B. Pearson
Canadians now take their flag for granted as a symbol of unity, yet at the time Pearson’s introduction of a new Canadian flag to replace the unofficial British Red Ensign was his most contentious move.
For Pearson, a flag that all Canadians, regardless of their origin, could call their own was essential.
It was Canadians who had fought and died driving the Nazis out of France.
www.cbc.ca /greatest/top_ten/nominee/pearson-lester.html   (1533 words)

  
 Laurence Decore, influential Canadian Ukrainian politician, dies (11/21/99)
Decore was a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies, and in 1979-1981 he was president of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Federation.
Decore was appointed chairman of the Ottawa-based Canadian Consultative Council on Multiculturalism for a three-year term, joining the vanguard of a nationwide lobbying effort to include language enshrining Canada's multicultural character in Section 27 of the new Constitution, adopted in 1982.
In 1996 he was keynote speaker at the congress of the Ukrainian Canadian Students' Association in Montreal, and received the Michael Luchkowich award from the Edmonton Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/1999/479904.shtml   (1075 words)

  
 Newsworld Online - In-Depth Section: Election '97 Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
VDO Clip: 1957 Canadian politics would never be the same after 1957, when Canadians from coast to coast tuned in to watch John Diefenbaker defeat the Liberals in the first-ever televised election.
From 1957 onward, if you wanted to make it in politics, you had to make it on T.V. VDO Clip: 1968 The 1968 election was Canada's first "modern" campaign.
VDO Clip: 1993 The Canadian political landscape underwent a drastic change after the 1993 election campaign, one of the most significant in the country's history.
www.newsworld.cbc.ca /election97/past/votebackground.html   (592 words)

  
 Welcome! | Fair Vote Canada / Représentation équitable au Canada
Canadians from all points on the political spectrum, all regions and all walks of life are joining FVC to demand a fair voting system - a fundamental requirement for healthy representative democracy and government accountability.
In the wake of the March 26, 2007 Quebec election, citizens' groups, former politicians and other notables all across the province are calling for immediate reform to the voting system.
The Quebec election, with three parties enjoying substantial support but only one possible winner in each riding, is almost certain to make losers of more than half the voters and produce another bizarre outcome to boot.
www.fairvotecanada.org   (924 words)

  
 Jews and 1956
The Canadian Jewish Congress was informed on November 23, 1956 that amongst the Hungarian refugees there were 2,000 Jews in Vienna, of whom 1,200 registered with Jewish relief agencies.(25) The Austrian Chargé in Israel claimed that there were 5,000 Jews among the refugees in Austria.
In his January 9, 1957, report he claimed that Jews avoided the refugee camps and that there were too many Jews in the lineup in front of his embassy.
They refused to make a major effort because they considered the Canadian government financially responsible for the delivery and integration of the refugees and because of their resentment of the non-religious ideological stance of the majority of the Hungarians.
www3.sympatico.ca /thidas/Hungarian-history/MyFiles/Exodus.html   (9076 words)

  
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The 1945 Canadian election was the 20th General Election in Canadian history.
The federal election was the first since the victory of the
Saskatchewan and many predicted a major breakthrough for the CCF nationally with the party expected to win 70 to 100 seats, possibly even enough to form a minority government but it was not to be and the party only won 28 seats.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/1945_Canadian_election   (171 words)

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