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  Canadian federal election, 1963 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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 Canadian federal election, 2000 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
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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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1988_Canadian_election   (438 words)

  
 canadian federal election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Elections are generally held in either the fall or spring.
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, 1867 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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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 Canadian federal election, 1957 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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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 Jack Pickersgill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He entered the Canadian Cabinet as Secretary of State for Canada in 1953, and was named Minister for Citizenship and Immigration in 1954.
When the Liberal government was defeated in the 1957 election, Pickersgill was re-elected as an MP, and became a leading tormentor of the new government of John George Diefenbaker from the opposition benches.
With the 1963 election and the coming to power of Lester Pearson as Prime Minister, Pickersgill returned to Cabinet, first as Secretary of State for Canada and Government House Leader, and then as Minister of Transport.
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 Canadian federal election, 1965 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
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 Encyclopedia: 1962 Canadian election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1962-Canadian-election   (558 words)

  
 Canada and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Accepting nuclear weapons into Canada became the central issue of the 1963 Canadian election, which saw Lester B. Pearson's Liberals, a party that had earlier opposed nuclear weapons, defeat the Diefenbaker government.
Nonetheless, the Canadian air force maintained a stockpile of AIR-2A Genie unguided nuclear air-to-air rockets as the primary wartime weapon on the CF-101 Voodoo fighters.
Canadian research involved developing protections against biowarfare attacks and for offensive purposes, often with the help of the UK and the US.
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 Judy LaMarsh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, travelled the country from 1943 to 1946 and attained the rank of sergeant.
Sitting as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for Niagara Falls, she joined the Canadian Cabinet after the Liberals defeated the Progressive Conservative government of John George Diefenbaker in the 1963 election.
Serving under Prime Minister, Lester Pearson she was only the second female federal cabinet minister in Canadian history, and the first to serve in a Liberal cabinet.
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 Bomarc Missile Program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dispute split the Diefenbaker Cabinet, and led to the collapse of the government in 1963.
The Opposition Liberal Party argued in favour of accepting nuclear warheads, and, after winning the 1963 election, the new Liberal government of Lester Pearson proceeded to accept nuclear warheads, with the first being deployed on December 31, 1963.
While he was forced to reverse himself when he decided to run as a candidate for the Liberals in the 1965 election, he remained unenthusiastic.
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 Canadian Election Law & Policies
Elections Canada also provides a number of plain English overviews of the laws and policies governing the conduct of federal elections.
The specific limits on candidates' election expenses for the 2004 election vary from riding to riding because they are based on the number of electors in a constituency, but they will be set at the time it is called.
This law was challenged during the 2000 election, by Stephen Harper when he headed up the National Citizens Coalition, on the grounds that the law is an unconstitutional limit on the freedom of expression and of the voters' rights to be fully informed of all points of view.
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/laws.html   (2045 words)

  
 CANADIAN FEDERAL ELECTION, 1963 FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian federal election of 1963 was held to elect members of the Canadian_House_of_Commons.
Minister of National Defence Douglas_Harkness resigned from Cabinet on February_4, 1963, because of Diefenbaker's opposition to accepting the missiles.
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.
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 Roland Michener biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He ran for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1949 Canadian election but was unsuccessful.
Such an agreement failed to materialise and Michener ran for re-election as a Progressive Conservative in the 1962 Canadian election and was defeated.
The Conservatives lost the 1963 Canadian election and the new Prime Minister, Lester Pearson, appointed Michener as High Commissioner to India and first Canadian Ambassador to Nepal from 1964 to 1967.
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 The Ultimate Martial Asselin Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
Asselin was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1958 Candian election as a Progressive Conservative MP in the Diefenbaker sweep.
Despite no longer having a seat he was appointed to the position of Minister of Forestry in Diefenbaker's pre-1963 election Canadian cabinet in hopes that he and the Tories would both win the upcoming election, but served for only a month due to the defeat of the Conservatives and Asselin's failure to regain his seat.
Prior to the 1972 Canadian election he accepted an appointment to the Canadian Senate and sat in the body until 1990 when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Quebec by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
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 Canadian federal election, 1963 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian federal election of 1963 was held to elect members of the (Click link for more info and facts about Canadian House of Commons) Canadian House of Commons.
Diefenbaker and his allies opposed this proposal, while many other Conservatives and the (The relation between opposed entities) opposition (A major political party in Great Britain in the 19th century; now the third largest; advocated reforms and improvement of the conditions of working people) Liberal Party were in favour.
Despite winning 41% of the vote, which is usually sufficient for ensuring the election of a (Click link for more info and facts about majority government) majority government, the Liberals fell seven seats short of their target.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Ca/Canadian_federal_election,_1963.htm   (870 words)

  
 CNN.com - Chretien declared winner of Canadian election - November 27, 2000
Heading into the election, the Liberals, or the Grits, were expected to form a slim majority government, their third consecutive since returning to power in 1993.
Elections officials said that prevents problems like the disputed November 7 presidential election in the United States.
Results of the U.S. presidential election were still being disputed Monday night, a day after Republican candidate George W. Bush was certified as the winner of Florida's 25 Electoral College votes.
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 Ellen Fairclough biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
She was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a 1950 by-election after being defeated in the 1949 federal election.
When the PC Party took power as a result of the 1957 federal election, new Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, appointed her to the position of Secretary of State for Canada.
In 1958, she became Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and from 1962 until her defeat in 1963, she was Postmaster General.
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 Business Expert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Similarly, sure-thing elections where one vote is not seen to be able to make a difference have resulted in lower turnouts such as Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election, the UK General Election, 2001 and the 2005 Spanish referendum on the European Constitution.
Some scholars believe this is a sign of disaffection with politics, that scandals such as Watergate combined with negative campaigning and a general distrust of the political process have turned the public away from politics.
Russian electoral laws render an election invalid if too small a section of the population casts ballots, as did those of Serbia and Montenegro until recent changes after several successive presidential elections were rendered invalid.
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 Canadian federal election, 1945 - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian federal election of 1945 was the 20th general election in Canadian history.
It was held June 11, 1945 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
The federal election was the first since the victory of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in the Saskatchewan provincial election, and many predicted a major breakthrough for the CCF nationally.
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 Canada/US Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The USA has been key to Canadian self-definition from the beginning, for the establishment of the United States was the beginning of the establishment of a boundary that would define Canada territorially.
Indeed, though Canadians are quite properly pleased to be able to claim victory against the USA in the War of 1812, no one doubts that the presence of professional imperial forces was significant in the outcome.
The Canadian team went back to Washington when King's Liberals won the election, settled for a much weaker agreement than the Bennett government had insisted upon, an agreement that is judged to have been more favourable to the US than to Canada.
www.ola.bc.ca /online/cf/module-4/usrel.html   (20021 words)

  
 Articles - Canadian federal election, 1872   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian federal election of 1872 was held on July 20, 1872, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
Edward Blake, who had a seat in both the Canadian House of Commons and the Ontario legislature, resigned as Premier of Ontario in order to run in the 1872 federal election as dual mandates had been abolished.
Had the Liberals won the election, he likely would have been offered the position of Prime Minister of Canada.
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 Jones | Living in Interesting Times: The Canadian Election and Its Meaning
Canadians have reassembled a right of center Conservative party; it will be a more effective foil for the Liberals.
Canadian elections run a minimum of thirty-five days; this limit reduces the official electioneering (although as is the case in other twenty-first century democracies, all parties campaign all the time), but also intensifies it.
The most famous were the Pearson minority governments in 1963 and 1965 that ushered the existing social safety net and health care into the Canadian socio-political framework.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/archives_roll/2004_07-09/jones_can04/jones_can04.html   (4658 words)

  
 math lessons - Judy LaMarsh
Though she trained as a teacher she never taught school enlisting instead in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps travelling the country from 1943 to 1946 and attaining the rank of sergeant.
She attended the University of Toronto's Victoria College after the war and then Osgoode Hall where she was trained as a lawyer.
Sitting as a Liberal MP for Niagara Falls she joined the Canadian Cabinet after the Liberals defeated the Progressive Conservative government of John George Diefenbaker in the 1963 Canadian election.
www.mathdaily.com /lessons/Judy_LaMarsh   (435 words)

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