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  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   (858 words)

 New Democratic Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti Démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels.
In the Canadian House of Commons, it represents a moderate to left-wing position in the Canadian political spectrum.
However the party does not allow her to be part of the parliamentary caucus, as the NDP favours the abolition of the Canadian Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Democratic_Party   (3498 words)

 39th Canadian Parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 39th Canadian Parliament was elected on January 23, 2006, in the 39th federal election.
Historically, however, Canadian Parliaments such as the current one with minority governments have rarely lasted more than two years.
Peter Milliken (the Liberal Member for Kingston and the Islands) was re-elected Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons on April 3, 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Members_of_the_Canadian_House_of_Commons   (854 words)

 George W. Bush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His appointment of former Senator John Ashcroft as Attorney General was intensely criticized by Democrats because of Ashcroft's opposition of abortion and support for social and religious conservative causes concerning gay rights and capital punishment.
Bush's imposition of a tariff on imported steel and on Canadian softwood lumber was controversial in light of his advocacy of free market policies in other areas; this attracted criticism both from his fellow conservatives and from nations affected.
Kerry and Democrats attacked Bush on the USA Patriot Act and for allegedly failing to stimulate the economy and job growth, as well as controversies surrounding Bush's service in the National Guard.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_W._Bush   (8154 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Democratic party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Social Democratic party SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY [Social Democratic party] (SDP), former British political party founded in 1981 to offer a centrist alternative to the more extreme positions of the then ruling Conservative party on the right and the opposition Labour party on the left.
Democratic party DEMOCRATIC PARTY [Democratic party] American political party; the oldest continuous political party in the United States.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE [Congo, Democratic Republic of the] formerly Zaïre, republic (2005 est.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/03566.html   (708 words)

The parties were graded based on whether their platforms contain promises to implement 20 measures that would democratize the federal government in five key areas, ensuring that the government is representative, ethical, open, accountable and citizen-driven.
Despite broad support for democratic reform in Canada, none of the seven parties graded have a comprehensive plan to democratize the government, and most of the parties received poor or failing grades in almost all of the five areas of the Report Card.
The New Democrats received the highest grade in the area of democratizing the voting system because of their promises to implement proportional representation and to abolish the Senate.
www.dwatch.ca /camp/RelsNov2200.html   (917 words)

 Democrats Fail to Take Majority of Governorships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Douglas led Democrat Doug Racine with 45 percent of the vote in a field of 10 candidates.
Oregon Democrat Ted Kulongoski led Republican Kevin Mannix 48 percent to 47 percent in a see-saw race that was too close to call.
In heavily Democrat Hawaii, where several Democrat politicians have recently gone to prison for corruption, Linda Lingle was elected the Aloha State's first Republican governor in 40 years.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2002/11/6/181654.shtml   (1915 words)

 CBC News Indepth: US Election 2004
The state itself is a division worthy of a Politics 101 textbook case: the urban centres tend to vote Democrat, and the rural areas tend to vote Republican.
But voters chose a Democratic governor in 2002, albeit a moderate one, indicating there may be change in the wind.
Voters have definitely favoured Democrats in the past, but the demographics in this state are changing, and their political leanings could be changing.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/uselection2004/swingstates.html   (2842 words)

 Workers Online : June 2004 : The New Democrat
This was a created in 2001 because we found the New Democratic Party (which is our Labor Party) had been reduced down to just eight seats at the Federal level and the new anti-globalisation movement didn't have the effect of renewing it at all.
Because the Canadian Autoworkers were involved the right wing of the NDP got worried and they leaked it to the media the day we put the web site up it was front page news in the major newspapers in the country.
The second idea was the Democratic idea that the political parties in general become more and more professionalized, run by spin doctors and pollsters and less and less by members.
workers.labor.net.au /features/200406/a_interview_judy.html   (1918 words)

 Quebec Nationalism - Quebec History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The separatists had resolved this by either calling the proposed independent French Canadian state something like Laurentie, a sort of borderless and, thus, impossible state, or else, as in the case of Groulx, their independent state was only really a "state of mind".
Before 1960, the relationship that existed between the French Canadian nation, a minority nation, with the rest of the country or the continent, constituting together a majority, was that of a threatened and persecuted minority.
By a decision of the Canadian episcopate, the Catholic [and social] elements of various organisations, such as in the Association catholique de la jeunesse canadienne, a venerable nationalist youth group that was founded in 1904, were divorced from the "national" components.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/events/natpart4.htm   (3959 words)

 OttawaWatch: Why does one Democrat want George Bush re-elected?
There is enough animosity among Democrats, especially those who are suspicious of a religious influence in politics, that the program would likely be killed if John Kerry were to be elected as president, he indicated.
This writer was at the event as one of a group of Christian newspaper editors and publishers from throughout North America, whose publications were being recognized as a new division of the EPA, known as the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers.
Towey's Democrat status is an obvious plus for the initiative, given that he is able to bring a bipartisan approach to the office that blunts potential criticism from people who see it as a sop to right wing fundamentalism.
www.canadianchristianity.com /cgi-bin/na.cgi?nationalupdates/040520ottawa   (784 words)

 Gubernatorial Races: Bush Re-elected; Republicans Hold Their Own   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Democrat Gov. Don Siegelman and his challenger, Republican Rep. Bob Riley, both claimed victory in the Alabama gubernatorial race after a dispute regarding vote totals in a county thought to be a Republican stronghold.
Democrats had targeted the president's brother and vowed they would do anything to beat him, to no avail.
The campaign of Democrat nominee Bill McBride, a lawyer with no experience governing, fell apart because of questions how taxpayers would be burdened because of the lavish spending McBride promised the teachers union that bankrolled his campaign.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2002/11/5/200553.shtml   (593 words)

 Tensions run high in capital (printable version)
As a result, a mortal wound was delivered to a Democrat-backed Canadian drug bill and an already-tense budget showdown that threatens to keep lawmakers beyond their June 6 deadline was exacerbated.
This session Democrats have loudly publicized a well-organized legislative agenda, holding weekly press conferences and heeding the advice of a caucus political adviser who has kept them rigidly on message.
Titus and Perkins are expected to compete for the Democratic nomination in the 2006 governor’s race.
www.rgj.com /news/printstory.php?id=100585   (829 words)

 WJLA - Canadian Vote Means Ouster of Lower House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Canadian politicians will hit the campaign trail this holiday season after opposition parties seized upon a corruption scandal to bring down the minority government of Prime Minister Paul Martin in a vote of no confidence.
Canadian law sharply restricts the duration of the campaign.
New Democrat leader Jack Layton said he had not received enough assurances the Liberal Party would fight the increased use of private health care in Canada.
www.wjla.com /headlines/1105/281522.html   (839 words)

 Democratic Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
New Democratic Parties are sections of the federal New Democratic Party of Canada.
Canadian democracy-promotion foundation is not new, Canada has not developed a...
The fact that some Canadians had the audacity to protest during President Bush's visit to their country last week made it open season for right-wing pundits to bash the other...
www.bluedogdemocrats.com /democratic-canada.html   (186 words)

 HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE - What Does It Mean to Be a (Canadian) Conservative? by Isaac Post
That law was finally deemed unconstitutional in a key Canadian Supreme Court case regarding abortion in 1988.
But the problem with defining Canadian conservatism exclusively in the above terms is that it overlooks the fundamental issue plaguing Canada since the 1960s: the separation movement in the French-speaking province of Quebec.
Policy choices -- socialized medicine or not -- soon morph into the "Canadian values" espoused by the Liberal Party -- to be contrasted with the "American" values of their political opponents, the Conservatives.
www.humanevents.com /article.php?id=11830   (614 words)

Some 20 years later, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is poised to give it to them on a platter.
People were forced off their land and told to move into adjacent areas that became known as "community forests." Population growth since independence has resulted in much greater land pressure and has even prompted illegal farming and "sale" of land within the reserves.
Few Canadians realize that their country is one of the world's leading producers and exporters of advanced, war technology, such is the power of the long-prevailing mythology that Canada is a great, global force for peace.
www.rabble.ca   (761 words)

 List of political parties in Canada - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In contrast with the political party systems of many nations, Canadian parties at the federal level are often only loosely connected with parties at the provincial level, despite having similar names.
Political parties with representation in the Canadian Parliament
Canadian Action Party (founded 1997) - progressive, nationalist
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/List_of_political_parties_in_Canada   (886 words)

 Michael Williams -- Master of None: Canadian Tyranny 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Of those years when democrats had the White House and the Senate (because the House plays no role in Judges) there was no a single case where a Judical Nominee was with held a vote on the floor by a filibuster of judges.
The vote was 45-43, with 10 Republicans and 35 Democrats voting for cloture and 24 Republicans and 19 Democrats voting against cloture.
Posted by: the Pirate at May 20, 2005 07:19 AM To summarize, all the Clinton nominees the Republicans blocked were done the old fashoned way by having a majority which comes from winning enough Senatorial Elections to hold a majority of the seats of the Senate.
www.mwilliams.info /archives/005718.php   (1986 words)

 ESR | September 12, 2005 | Schwarzenegger's coming victory
Moreover, Democrats for other state offices will be scrambling to get some of the smaller pie of union loot.
Democrats can call him anti-gay because of his veto, but that will be a very risky game for them.
Schwarzenegger need not even take a personal stand on the initiative – same sex marriage remains unpopular in California – and his Democrat opponent dare not support the initiative; he could oppose it, and place himself at odds with most Californians, or he could stay silent, and reinforce his image as an unprincipled candidate.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0905/0905schwarzenegger.htm   (780 words)

 Welcome to animalagriculture.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A Democratic senator on Thursday called on Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to quit amid allegations that the USDA quietly allowed millions of pounds of banned Canadian beef products into the United States.
However, a little-noticed part of the August action said Canadian plants could request an exemption from the regulations and ship beef that would otherwise be prohibited.
Import permits were issued to Canadian plants deemed to have sufficient safeguards to prevent the spread of mad cow disease, a USDA spokeswoman said.
www.animalagriculture.org /newsarchives/2004/May2004/May21/democrat.htm   (450 words)

 NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source
The oil sands have transformed Alberta into the epicenter of a new energybased Canadian economy that promises to be even more crucial to the United States.
Stephen Harper from Calgary was elected in January as Canadian prime minister.
The crowding and labor shortages persuaded Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to build a jet runway long enough to accommodate Boeing 737 s to allow workers to commute to its giant new Horizon project.
www.nwanews.com /adg/Business/150601   (1073 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Same Sex Rights
Toronto was the first Canadian city to ask for clarification on the issue when it did so in May 2000.
An Ekos poll commissioned by CBC finds that 45 per cent of Canadians would vote Yes in a referendum to change the definition of marriage from a union of a man and a woman to one that could include a same-sex couple.
Two men, a Canadian Forces sergeant and a warrant officer, are married in the chapel at CFB Greenwood, N.S., in the military's first gay wedding.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/samesexrights/timeline_canada.html   (4322 words)

 USATODAY.com - States continue push for Canadian drugs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, hopes to begin a program next year authorizing local pharmacists to buy drugs from Canada.
The Bush administration's latest expression of opposition to imports came in response to a request by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, who formally sought approval of a test program.
Democrats also see it as a way to pressure Republicans in Congress and the White House on drug costs and to make the point that the new Medicare law does little to address drug prices.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2003-12-31-canada-drugs_x.htm   (787 words)

 Hassle-Free Travel? 'Go Canadian' - CBS News
There's a Canadian flag T-shirt, a Canadian flag lapel pin and a Canadian patch for luggage or a backpack.
The "Go Canadian" idea emerged while Broadbent and several co-workers were chatting about a possible product to fill the gap between the end of their political slogan contest and another contest they plan for January.
When lifelong Democrat Dani Delaney saw the package, she was immediately sold.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/12/01/national/main658428.shtml   (604 words)

 PMag v03n5p41 -- Witness Against War
Pioneering Canadian social democrat F. J Dixon bravely resisted threats of expulsion and imprisonment that were made to silence his criticism of World War I in the Manitoba Legislature.
Despite their clashes with powerful forces in Canadian society, Socknat demonstrates the remarkable impact pacifists were able to have on ii Prior to their campaigns against compulsory cadet instruction in secondary school, physical education for boys was largely a supplement to military training.
Many of Socknat's generalities posed about the emergence of the Canadian Peace Congress "and its dominance throughout the early 1950s" need to be set in an international context with reference to similar organizations affiliated to the World Peace Council.
www.peacemagazine.org /archive/v03n5p41.htm   (590 words)

 Canadian Tory win mirrored by Democrat win in states?
Abramoff could be a scandal, but the Democrats will need to explain two things: (a) why this scandal matters after all of the non-scandals from the past, and (b) what is the difference between Republicans taking money directly from Abramoff and Democrats taking money that Abramoff directed to them.
Unfortunately, it’s been so overblown by Democrats that once people find out what really was going on, they’re going to just say “fuck it” and forget that they would have been uncomfortable with it if it had just been explained correctly the first time around.
Canadian voters have given Harper a rather limited mandate, a test period where they expect the Conservatives to prove that they can lead from the center-right, maintaining the economic success of the last few years while cleaning up and streamlining the excesses of the Liberal government.”
www.hoboes.com /Mimsy/?ART=356   (776 words)

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Newfoundland, which is the least Canadian of all the states (Alberta is second), proved that the Easterners are senstitive to the way the flag is treated.
A Canadian liberal is a composite of hypocrises.
A Canadian conservative is an honest, hardworking person who just wants to make a living and provide for their family.
westernstandard.blogs.com /shotgun/2005/07/but_what_does_i.html   (2234 words)

 NDP leader Jack Layton and Moi
Councillor, was lamenting the burr in his saddle.
Many Canadians are registering surprise that Layton would play the role of kingmaker for what seems to be a corrupt regime.
Ever since he came on to my radar screen more than two decades ago, I’ve known that if you were to look up the word "Opportunist" in the proverbial dictionary, you’d find the latest airbrushed photo of `Smilin’ Jack Layton.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/edesk051005.htm   (891 words)

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