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  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.
It was an election largely fought on a single issue: the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
The election was the last for Canada's Social Credit movement: the party won no seats, and insignificant portion of the popular vote.
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 Elections in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By-elections can be held between general elections when seats become vacant.
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.
Canadian election turn-out is generally higher than that in the United States but lower than in most European nations.
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 Canadian federal election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
On election day, polling times were arranged to allow results from most provinces to be announced more or less simultaneously, with the exception of Atlantic Canada, whose results were known before the close of polling in other provinces.
Although on the eve of the election the party was polling slightly ahead of the Liberals everywhere west of Quebec, it had dropped in support, polling behind or an par with Liberals everywhere except Alberta and British Columbia, where it held onto its traditional support.
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 Canadian federal election, 1867 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 Casino Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the aftermath of the 1979 Canadian election, defeating the 11-year reign of the Liberal party, this became evident to Tory Prime Minister Joe Clark who soon saw his government forced to dissolve after losing a vote on the budget orchestrated by the Liberals and NDP.
However, the dissolution was portrayed as a laughable blunder and in the subsequent 1980 Canadian election the Tories fell to the Liberals.
Although the 2004 federal election was initially expected to be a piece of cake for Martin to win a fourth consecutive Liberal majority government, during the campaign many began instead to predict a far more closely-fought election.
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 Canadian federal election, 1957 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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Canadian federal election, 1891 The 1891 Canadian election was won by House of Commons.
Canadian federal election, 1940 The 1940 Canadian election was the 19th General Election in Canadian history.
Canadian federal election, 1957 The 1957 Canadian election was held John Diefenbaker.
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 Canadian federal election, 1958 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1958 was the 24th general election in Canada's history.
It was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons just nine months after the 23rd election.
"Previous" refers to to standings at previous election, not to standings in the House of Commons at dissolution.
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 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CBC's predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, was established in 1932 by the government of R.B. Bennett after an intense lobbying campaign by Graham Spry and Alan Plaunt of the Canadian Radio League which had been set up in 1930 to campaign for the implementation of recommendations by the Aird Commission on public broadcasting.
This is partly due to severe budget cuts by the Canadian federal government, which began in the late 1980s and levelled off in the late 1990s.
Defenders of the CBC mocked O'Reilly with his claim that the CBC was using their "monopoly" of Canadian broadcasting to smear him when in fact the CBC is one of at least three major domestic television networks in Canada and often not the highest rated one.
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 Canadian_federal_election,_2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000.
The election was regarded as a great success by Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien 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.
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 canadian federal election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Canadian federal elections are nation-wide votes that are held to decide who will govern Canada.
Traditionally, governments have waited four years between elections, but under Jean Chr├ętien's Liberal government elections were held every three and half years.
Canadians do not vote directly for the Prime Minister, nor do they vote for senators.
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 Alexander Bell Patterson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Patterson, a minister by profession, was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 election from the riding of Fraser Valley, British Columbia.
He was defeated in the 1958 election, but returned to Parliament in 1962.
Patterson returned to Parliament in the 1972 election, this time as a Progressive Conservative, and was subsequently re-elected as a Tory until his retirement from politics in 1984.
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 Encyclopedia: 1962 Canadian election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When the Canadian federal election of 1962 was called, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada of John George Diefenbaker had governed for almost five years with the largest majority in the House of Commons in Canadian history.
The Tories were reduced to a tenuous minority government as a result of economic difficulties such as high unemployment and a slumping Canadian dollar, as well as unpopular decisions such as the cancellation of the Avro Arrow.
The 1962 election was the first contested by the social democratic New Democratic Party, which had been formed from an alliance between the old Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.
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 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.
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 Canadian federal election, 1957   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
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 Canadian federal elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Elections can be called by the ruling party at any time and must be called within five years of the last election.
The most recent instance of this was the 1988 election which was proclaimed by both parites to be a referedum on free trade with the United States.
The next Canadian election is expected in the spring of 2004.
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - John Diefenbaker
Although his strong stand on these issues offended orthodox Conservatives, in the 1958 election his vigorous campaigning brought the party the largest parliamentary majority in Canadian history.
Although the Conservative cause seemed hopeless, Diefenbaker ran in the 1938 provincial election and was defeated as a candidate from Arm River.
The extent of the Conservatives' decline was seen in the spring election of 1962, which Diefenbaker campaigned on the misdeeds of the Liberals instead of on his own record.
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 1926 Canadian Election Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Canadian federal election of 1926 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
In the 1925 federal election, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King's Liberal Party of Canada won fewer seats in the Canadian House of Commons than the Conservative Party of Arthur Meighen.
Note in particular the election results in Manitoba, where Meighen's party captured almost 40 percent of the vote, twice the vote share of any other party, but no seats.) He was able to govern with the support of Liberal-Progressive Members of Parliament.
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 Philip Givens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Givens ran for the Canadian House of Commons in the 1957 and 1958 federal elections, but was defeated in his bid to become Member of Parliament for Spadina.
He was finally elected to Parliament in the 1968 election from the suburban Toronto riding of York West.
He resigned in 1971 before his term was complete in order to run for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a candidate of the Ontario Liberal Party.
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 Stanley Knowles biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Knowles represented the riding of Winnipeg North Centre from 1942 to 1958 on behalf of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and again from 1962 to 1984 representing the CCF's successor, the New Democratic Party.
He lost his seat in the 1958 Canadian election that almost wiped out the CCF and went to work for the Canadian Labour Congress.
Knowles returned to parliament as an MP for the new party as a result of the 1962 Canadian election and played a crucial role through minority governments of the 1960s and 1970s using the NDP's position holding the balance of power to persuade successive Liberal governments to introduce progressive measures.
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 Don Godfrey Home Page
Canadian historians have headlined CFCF, Montreal, with the same prominence KDKA has received in the United States.
Troyer noted sarcastically that while the Canadian government denied R. Fessenden, a Canadian, financial assistance for his radio experiments, it was "busily funding and supporting an Italian inventor" (Troyer, 1980, 17).
It participated in the 1927 Canadian Confederation Jubilee as the eastern anchor on a 23 station coast-to-coast network; made its first trans-atlantic broadcast in 1928; and acted as the key station for the celebration of Marconi Day in January, 1930 This broadcast, marking the 30th anniversary of Marconi's transatlantic experiment, was world wide.
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 1917 Canadian Election Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1917 Canadian federal election (sometimes reffered to as the khaki election) was held on December 17, 1917 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
Described by historian Michael Bliss as the "most bitter election in Canadian history", it was fought mainly over the issue of conscription (see Conscription Crisis of 1917).
However citing the emergency of the First World War, the government postponed the election, largely in hope that a coalition government could be formed, as was the case in Britain.
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 The Ultimate Alexander Bell Patterson - American History Information Guide and Reference
Patterson, a minister by profession, was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1953 Canadian election from the riding of Fraser Valley, British Columbia.
He was defeated in the 1958 Canadian election but returned to Parliament in 1962.
Patterson returned to Parliament in the 1972 Canadian election, this time as a Progressive Conservative, and was subsequently re-elected as a Tory until his retirement from politics in 1984.
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 Cooperative Commonwealth Federation biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was a Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups as well as the League for Social Reconstruction.
The party won a critical York South by-election in February 1942, and in the process prevented the Conservative leader, former Prime Minister Arthur Meighen, from entering the House of Commons.
In the 1945 Canadian election, 28 CCF MPs were elected, and the party won 15.6% of the vote.
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 Tim Buck biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He won 26% of the vote when he ran in the Toronto riding of Trinity in the 1945 Canadian election and 21% in the 1949 Canadian election finishing ahead of the CCF on both occasions.
In the 1953 Canadian election he only managed 8.7% and then only won 3.7% of the vote when he stood one last time in the 1958 Canadian election.
In the late 1970s he caused some controversy within the party when a posthumous version of his memoirs was published in 1977 by NC Press based on interviews conducted for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1965.
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