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  Politics of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
The political system under which Canada operates, known as the Westminster system, was enshrined by the British Parliament in the Constitution Act of 1867 (also known as the British North America Act), but the federal model and division of powers were devised by Canadian politicians.
Canada's parliament consists of the monarch, an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
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 Canadian and American politics compared - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This dependence on one river led to the domination of Canada by Ontario and Quebec and the peripheralization of the Maritimes and the West.
In Canada the sub-units are known as provinces and territories; in the United States they are known as states and territories (United States territories include Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and a number of "insular areas" in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean).
Canada, starting with the federal election of 2004, has strictly limited political donations by corporations and unions; in particular, corporations and unions may not make donations to registered political parties or to candidates for the leadership of a party, and their maximum contribution to a candidate for member of parliament is limited to $1,000.
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 Encyclopedia: Canada US politics compared
In Canada the sub-units are known as provinces and territories; in the United States they are known as states and territories (United States territories include the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and a few others).
Nevertheless, Canada is one of the only countries in the world where the combined budgets of the provinces or states exceed that of the federal government.
The politics of Quebec tend to revolve around the question of Quebec independence from Canada, to create a new French-speaking, sovereign nation state, associated in an economic union with Canada inspired by the European Union.
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 Urban Archipelago
Fuck the mountains in West Virginia--send us the power generated by cleanly burned coal, you rubes, and be sure to wear lifejackets to bed.
Urban politics opens up a whole new visual vocabulary to be exploited by TV advertising, and it's a vocabulary rich in emotional content, particularly after September 11.
And in our next breath, we should condemn their politics, exposing their conservatism as the anti-Americanism that it is, striving to make "conservative" into an epithet.
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 Political culture of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
However, there is also a sense of collective responsibility in Canadian political culture, as is demonstrated in general support for public healthcare, gun control, foreign aid, and other social programs.
However, Canada is not a republic, but constitutional monarchy and some Canadians, such as United Empire Loyalists might resent having Canada compared to the country their ancestors escaped from when republicans like Jefferson drove them out of the thirteen colonies seizing their lands and destroying their property.
It is sometimes argued that Canada and the United States have a marriage-like relationship, in which Canada plays a traditional role as cautious housewife, and America is an arrogant world-conquering cowboy.
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 US Politics » Outside The Beltway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The U.S. military death toll in Iraq exceeded 2,000 this week, and the president's approval ratings are at the lowest point since he took office in 2001.
Libby's indictment is a political embarrassment for the president, paving the way for a possible trial renewing the focus on the administration's faulty rationale for going to war against Iraq — the erroneous assertion that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Samuel A. Alito, Jr., 55, is a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.
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 American exceptionalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It ignores troubling aspects of American history and society such as slavery, segregation of schools in the South, the annexation by force of the Hawaiian islands, McCarthyism, the poverty and sometimes ghettoisation of millions of citizens, the fact that over 40 million people do not have health insurance (contrasted e.g.
These arguments are seldom convincing to proponents, who reply that the historical uniqueness of the United States is the result of a combination of many factors and not captured by particular aspects of the national character.
Canada US politics compared explores this issue by contrast to the most similar nation, on the same continent, with a quite different history.
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 Bush Watch
Condoleezza Rice, for example, gave us nightmare fantasies of mushroom clouds and declared on television that aluminum tubes seized en route to Iraq "were only really suited for nuclear weapons programs." Perhaps she forgot that a year earlier her own staff had been advised that experts had serious doubts about that.
A series of clashes between US and Syrian troops have killed Syrians and, according to current and former US officials, raise the prospect that cross-border military operations may become a dangerous new front in the Iraq war.
Third, the U.S. is currently opening the Syrian front, and it seems to me that unless Bush is going to declare martial law and conscript most of the 18-40 population, the military would be sorely strapped trying to fight on two additional fronts besides Iraq and Afghanistan.
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 Thomson Nelson - Political Science Resource Centre
While women form the majority of the Canadian population, they have only begun to exercise the political roles and power that should come with gender equality.
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.
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 Canada Kicks Ass - Forums - US Politics - Should America annex Canada?
But are political system, social stucture, and ideas/belifs are so ahead of time, to that the USA is so behind the times, so backwards compared to Canada and the rest of the world.
For a start, I believe Canada is still part of the commonwealth, Britain's involvement alone in a fight against the US over the most unjustified war would...
This would inevitably lead to utter humiliation for the U.S. Too bad none of us were around when we burnt their white house down and partied when we whupped ass last time.
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 TIDEPOOL | News for Salmon Nation
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which is expected to make a final decision next year, has presented three options.
U.S. District Judge James Redden recently breathed new life into the idea of breaching the Snake River dams, and he is unlikely to be swayed by protest rallies or any other form of public pressure.
And while judges shouldn't bend to political winds, the situation on the Columbia-Snake system leaves the dams' supporters with little hope of influencing events.
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 BBSNews - Fact based news and commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although this further testing is important to help us better understand the current situation, avian influenza viruses are found in healthy wild fowl and do not represent a significant risk to humans.
Rove isn’t “in the clear” as some would want us to believe and, to those who erroneously believe that nobody has been charged with outing a CIA agent, they are missing the basis of Libby’s indictment.
He went to the US Department of Justice in 1981 and served there until 1987 when he went back to him home state to become U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
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 Politics Watch ® News Services
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice downplayed the dispute between Canada and the U.S. over softwood lumber in Ottawa on Tuesday.
Threats, lies, and calling suppliers "suckers" isn't something people would associate with federal bureaucrats, but recent court and tribunal rulings against the government have shown this to be the case in some instances.
Nearly a year after it was first announced at the first ministers' meeting, some stakeholders are saying a plan to put together what could be a wide ranging National Pharmaceutical Strategy is being conducted with no consultation yet from concerned stakeholders.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Anarchy, State and Utopia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The inevitable result is both economic and political domination by the powerful with consequent erosion of the basic rights of the less powerful.
The appeal to pure logic might be compared to the appeal of a geometric proof (one whose premises might be a little shaky, perhaps).
Political philosophy since is largely a response to Rawls and Nozick.
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 living in the US compared to Canada..(long) - allnurses.com Nursing for Nurses
My husband prefers to settle in Canada, on the long run, he thinks like you, He is also not much after money but for quality and other basic benifits one needs.
Pls tell us what are the other benifits, that we can get and would it be difficult for me to get an OR job with 15 yrs experience, currently I am working towards RNFA, which should finish by next summer.
I hold a US Florida nursing licence and will keep it active but for now CANADA is the place for me and my family.
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 Embassy Washington
These border negotiations have involved officials from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the US Customs Service, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, the US State Department and Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Under the new Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) program, shipments entering Canada will be cleared immediately at the border, using as few as three data elements -- the driver, the carrier, and the importer -- unless they are asked to stop for a random check.
Canada and the United States share one of the busiest border in the world.
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 Politics Watch - Canada's Political Portal
Exit polling conducted for major U.S. media organizations suggests someone with Flanders' profile is highly likely to vote for the U.S. president.
The exit polls found that 80 per cent of those who listed "moral values" as their main reason for voting supported Bush, compared to just 20 per cent for his opponent, Sen. John Kerry.
Political insiders on Parliament Hill who are Simpsons watchers agree that Flanders is probably at the core of the Republican base.
www.politicswatch.com /us-election-nov5-2004.html   (1216 words)

 Bloomberg.com: U.S.
Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Administrative expenses consume almost $300 billion of health-care spending in the U.S., or 31 percent of the total, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that found a better ratio for Canada.
By contrast, Canada's national health insurance system generates $307 per person in annual administrative costs, or 16 percent of the nation's health-care dollars, the study found.
Critics said the methods for calculating costs were flawed and exaggerated the differences between Canada and the U.S. It's almost impossible to accurately identify, calculate and compare administrative expenses, and using a more commonly accepted approach shaves $50 billion off the price tag for the U.S., said Henry J. Aaron, from Washington's Brookings Institution.
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 Vario.us » Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This is not “politics as usual.” In nearly all of these cases, it’s not Democrats who are being attacked.
He has a website Howard Dean TV which has video clips of speeches, etc. Guess web sites are the new way for the underdogs to spread the word.
Before the conflict, reports of frustration within the US intelligence community emerged, as analysts said they had felt under pressure to bring reports into line with the Bush administration’s stance on Iraq.
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 LannyCardow.com: US Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Canada carries the second highest (behind China) tax rate on business capital among 36 developed and developing countries, with an average rate of 39%.
The next time you hear Democrat accusing Bush or GOP Senators playing politics with Supreme Court vacancies, ask how their "war plans" are going.
But it made me think about this dynamic in conservative politics, specifically how groups will pressure centrist Republicans to be more ideologically conservative, even running TV ads against them.
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 ColbyCosh.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It's received wisdom in Canada that as political consumers we are more liberal, less uptight, and more forgiving than those in the United States--especially when it comes to certain issues like soft drugs.
It is a well acknowledged fact that the U of A has one of the three best education programs in the country, along with the University of Lethbridge and the University of Victoria.
Perhaps I'm reading in, but she appears concerned that Canada's failure to assert and apply a (non-racial but necessarily exclusive) concept of citizenship tends to create a class of outsiders who are culturally assimilated yet permanently groping for the last measure of acceptance.
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 Free Republic | latest articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Nameer Mohammed (left) and U.S. Army Capt. Roger Miick, a civil affairs officer assigned to the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, discuss a humanitarian aid mission in Baghdad, Oct. 26, 2005.
U.S. Army photo Troops Bring Food, Water to Baghdad Neighborhood Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers conduct a humanitarian mission to residents of the Seven Palaces neighborhood.
Conservatives are rolling their eyes watching the political left’s outrage over the Valerie Plame identity controversy, wondering when it was exactly that liberals suddenly became the super patriots defending the virtues of the CIA.
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 Angry White Kid: US Politics
Yet another glaring example of the hypocrisy of US foreign policy is occurring at the moment in Uzbekistan.
When you support the US and do its bidding, you are the "president" of a "democracy." When you are at odds with the US you are the "dictator" of a "repressive regime." That's the only standard.
They let us have a military base there, they're sitting in the midst of a region with lots of oil and natural gas, and they let us send them people to torture (oops...interrogate).
angrywhitekid.blogs.com /weblog/us_politics   (11411 words)

 US Politics » Outside The Beltway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
My guess is that she is a government intelligence asset planted within the media, as so many US reporters were revealed to be years ago when Operation Mockingbird was blown open.
Miller is a US “covert operative”, US government officials presumably would be prohibited by law from disclosing this to the public (ironically, exactly the crux of the Plame case).
As the “liberal blogs” remind us, this is enough to know she was in the Directorate of Operations, the covert branch of the CIA.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /category/us_politics   (13260 words)

 Americans Fleeing US -- Seeking refuge in Canada - Global Affairs Forum, Politics, Law, Science, Health
The number of Americans seeking refuge in Canada increased by 135 per cent before the end of October over the entire previous year.
Only one "refugee" from the US was ever given sanctuary, and that decision was overturned a year or two later.
But they have heard from claimants who had been living in the U.S. who say they no longer felt safe there after Sept. 11, 2001 because of their country of origin.
www.globalaffairs.org /forum/showthread.php?t=5800   (1174 words)

 Stephen Pollard • US politics Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ms Gore is the daughter of Al Gore, the former US Vice-President, and she is the author of a new American bestseller, a piece of chicklit which has just been published here, called Sammy’s Hill.
Since the same holds in the US for Mr Clinton, it is little surprise that Mr Blair has strong connections both with the former President and with some of his political strategists.
On their politics page, they are offering 100/1 against BBC Olympics presenter Sharron Davies speaks at convention igniting Nipplegate controversy.
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 Amazon.com: Meteor (1979): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cold war politics date the picture a bit, but they also add some weight to the impending doom facing humanity.
The plan being advocated by two scientists (Sean Connery, Karl Malden) is for a coordinated volley of nuclear missiles by both the US and the Soviet Union.
But on the American side, there's a spanner in the works in the form of a virulent anti-communist general (Martin Landau), and Connery's Soviet counterpart (Brian Keith) is reluctant to admit that his country even has the capacity for such a plan.
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