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 Canadian Politics In 2003
On October 16, 2003, a merger deal was announced: if approved by the membership of the Alliance and constituency delegates of the PC Party, they would merge into the Conservative Party of Canada.
2003 was a very unusual year in Canada, in that eight of the ten provinces held provincial elections.
In Saskatchewan, the incumbent NDP government of Lorne Calvert also eked out a narrow victory with a majority of just two seats, but this was an improvement on the party's minority status in the previous election.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Canadian_Politics_in_2003   (1935 words)

  
 Feature: Canadian Politics in Review @ Blogcritics.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Canadian Politics: The Case Of The Missing Kyoto Accord #8
Canadian Politics: The Case Of The Vanishing Kyoto Accord
Canadian Politics: Softwood Lumber, The GST, And A Trip To Washington
blogcritics.org /archives/features/canadian_politics_in_review.php   (884 words)

  
 STUMP: media and politics: November 2003
Finberg gave our political journos some data points to work from as they consider this new audience, as well as some guidance to spark their imaginations about where to go next.
Several dozen journalists are converging on Poynter this afternoon for a five-day workshop on coverage of the 2004 political campaigns.
So far this morning, I've read two politics pieces I found interesting: a discussion of media bias by Stanford linguist Geoffrey Nunberg and a weblog entry by Jay Rosen on the ways the Internet is changing the way elections happen.
poynter.blogs.com /politics/2003/11/index.html   (2890 words)

  
 Innocents Abroad: 04/20/2003 - 04/26/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The political result is still in the balance, of course, though there is every reason to be hopeful.
Needless to say, the political implications are enormous as the provinces may now be preparing to push the federal government aside in the tax game.
It is one of the odd paradoxes of Canadian politics that a federalist in Quebec may achieve as much for de facto Quebec independence as a separatist.
innocentsabroad.blogspot.com /2003_04_20_innocentsabroad_archive.html   (3172 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: - Spotlight - Top Canadian Political Players of 2003
Canadian troops performed their duty in several high profile operations across the world in 2003.
In July 2003, Canadian Brigadier-General Peter Devlin assumed command of the Kabul Multi-National Brigade, and in August 2003, Canadian Army Major-General Andrew Leslie became the Deputy Commander for the NATO mission to Afghanistan.
In December 2003, Layton and the NDP received a positive boost when former NDP leader Ed Broadbent announced his return to politics and his intention to run for member of parliament in the next federal election.
www.mapleleafweb.com /education/spotlight/issue_45   (2611 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 2003
June 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events June 1, 2003 The Group of Eight summit opens in Evian, France to tight security and tens of thousands of protestors.
A group of anti-war civilians from Western nations travelled to Iraq in 2003, hoping to serve as human shields so that Coalition troops would be unable to bomb certain locations during the opening phase of the Iraq War.
Elizabeth Smart is the name of: Elizabeth Smart, 20th century Canadian author Elizabeth Smart, American teenager whose kidnapping from her Utah home in 2002 gained significant media attention; later rescued March 2003 This is a disambiguation page and#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/2003   (7723 words)

  
 Canadian Dimension / Articles » 2003 » November   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Canadian Dimension Magazine, November/December 2003 The past forty years have seen dramatic changes among the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
Canadian Dimension Magazine, November/December 2003 There were several changes of the guard at CD as we entered our third decade and with them a decidedly more diverse content.
Canadian Dimension Magazine, November/December 2003 Leo Panitch: We’re very impressed with the changes you are making with the parliamentary caucus, Jack - transforming caucus members from critics and professional politicians to advocates.
canadiandimension.com /articles/date/2003/11   (429 words)

  
 Political Resolutions
With fresh captains at the helms of the political ships, 2003 ought to make for a year when fresh discussion of the country's course is at the forefront of political news.
Let this be a year when all of the political parties stand on principle rather than polling data.
Political parties ought to listen to what the electorate is saying, to be sure.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/canada_politics/97320/2   (483 words)

  
 Andrew Clem's Politics archives, 2003
In the world of Politics, the watchword is hardball: Republicans in Congress rammed through a Medicare bill of dubious merit and frightful fiscal implications.
This is a classic case of a "politically compelling policy" -- one whose popularity in terms of the intended effects outweighs the legislator's doubts that the means will actually work, because his opposition would be construed as lack of sympathy.
Political leaders in this country and abroad who do not wake up soon and adapt to the new United States posture will be left behind in the dustbin of history.
www.andrewclem.com /Politics/Archives2003.html   (19400 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Kicking Ass in Canadian Politics: Books: Warren Kinsella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Liberal party strategist and political columnist for the Ottawa Citizen hopes to prove, with Kicking Ass in Canadian Politics, that Canadian politicians and their handlers can be just as venal and conniving as those in the next democracy.
This is the good, the bad and the ugly of partisan politics, and Kinsella argues that all three are necessary for a healthy and democratic political dialogue.
This is a must-read not only for political junkies but also for marketers and PR flaks alike: it is a handbook, not only on how to win, but how to make sure your opponent loses.
www.amazon.ca /Kicking-Canadian-Politics-Warren-Kinsella/dp/0679310851   (742 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Canadian Politics: Riding by Riding: Books: Tony L. Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Canadian Politics: Riding by Riding examines the history, culture, economy, demographics, and politics of each of the 301 federal electoral districts (ridings) in Canada.
Tony L. Hill is a graduate student in political science at the University of Minnesota.
Tony Hill's Canadian Politics: Riding by Riding is a travel book, a demographic study and a recent political history of Canada all in one.
www.amazon.com /Canadian-Politics-Tony-L-Hill/dp/0972343601   (865 words)

  
 IAFF: Correspondence on Legislative Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
RE: Biennial Canadian Policy Conference Sept. 7-10, Victoria, B.C. We are pleased to announce that the IAFF 2003 Biennial Canadian Policy Conference will be held in Victoria, British Columbia, September 7-10, 2003 at the Hotel Grand Pacific.
A photocopy of the credential must be mailed to the IAFF Canadian Office, 350 Sparks Street, Suite 403, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7S8 by Thursday, August 7, 2003 accompanied by the registration fee.
In addition to the mail service, copies of the resolution may be faxed or e-mailed to the Canadian Office no later than 50 days prior to the opening of the conference, provided, however, that any resolution received by mail, including any overnight mail service, after 5 p.m.
www.iaff.org /politics/ca/content/memos/2003PolyConMemo.htm   (1036 words)

  
 Peaktalk - Canadian Politics Archives
It's a problem that one former Canadian military leader says threatens the future of the 57-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization — an alliance founded on the principle that an attack against one of its members is an attack against all.
Canadian troops are paying the ultimate price with a frequency that has caused many at home to question Canada's involvement in Afghanistan.
As most of you know, Maher Arar was fully exonerated earlier this week by an independent Canadian commission of inquiry which ruled that Arar has been the victim of inaccurate RCMP intelligence reports and deliberate smears by Canadian officials.
www.peaktalk.com /archives/cat_canadian_politics.php   (10188 words)

  
 CNN.com - Pro-American takes over as Canadian Prime Minister - Dec. 12, 2003
He contends that Canadians are tired of the United States setting the agenda and expecting Canada to follow.
But a Canadian poll cited by U.S. officials concluded there are perils for prime ministers who embrace the behemoth too warmly.
In addition, the administration is also grateful to Canada for the 2,000 Canadian forces deployed as part of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, about 20 percent of the total.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/12/12/us.canada.ap/index.html   (677 words)

  
 Centrerion Canadian Politics
Politics is never far from my mind, and the last little while has given me ample opportunity to reflect and it's got me asking some questions.
Canadian politics: analysis and commentary by moderates and centrists.
Canadian politics with a focus on foreign affairs, national security, the media, the environment, and terrorism.
centrerion.blogspot.com   (2452 words)

  
 Political Science 2210 -- Canadian Politics and Government -- September 2003 (2)
Dyck discusses Canadian political culture as a balancing act between tendencies towards individualism and collectivism.
DOMINANT POLITICAL CULTURE — The collection of political values, attitudes and beliefs which establish the terms for political discussion and action, including the capacity to determine which attitudes and beliefs will be marginalized or excluded from the political process.
Identity Politics — a major purpose of group political activism or public policy is to emphasize cultural differences and distinctions among groups, often as a means for particular groups to secure increased political or social recognition and status.
people.uleth.ca /~geoffrey.hale/2210_sept03b.html   (1578 words)

  
 Layton vows to put debate back in Canadian politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
After a 20-year-old career in municipal politics, he said he'll quit his job as a Toronto city councilor on Monday and direct his caucus from the sidelines.
Layton vowed to transform politics in Canada by raising the level of debate, and by working to change the way governments are elected.
He said he was raised with an insider's knowledge of national politics and was confident he and caucus would be able to work out their new roles.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/01/26/layton_sunday030226   (1329 words)

  
 Canadian Action Party Biennial Convention 2003 Update - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Politics, Trade, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Fogal said, "they are intrigued by our proposal because they are aware of the disillusionment with the status quo which has resulted in so much cynicism, especially amongst the young.
A reshuffling of the political deck before the next election would give voters a real alternative for the first time in many years and restore hope that ordinary citizens can actually exercise their democratic right to influence their own destiny," Ms.
The comments are property of their posters, and as such do not reflect the opinion of the Canadian Democratic Movement.
www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca /displayarticle159.html   (456 words)

  
 Canadians OK with Religion in Politics: Angus Reid Global Monitor
Canadians renewed the House of Commons on Jan. 23.
Following a Mar. 13 speech to Canadian troops in Afghanistan, and at the end of an address to his party’s national caucus on Mar. 28, Harper said, "God bless Canada."
If a party leader and potential prime minister belongs to a political party you like and has many views which you like, would you be willing to vote for their party if leader of the party is:
www.angus-reid.com /polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/11631   (352 words)

  
 Archived Weblog Entry - 07/30/2003: "Canadian Politics...Still Fun!"
But this post by David Janes on the disillusioning paralysis that is modern Canadian politics caught my eye.
I cannot help but think that such a feeling mainly stems from the fact that this is a Toronto-based perspective and thus on all three levels of government, administrations are winding down their mandates and each one of them somehow seems beleaguered and threadbare.
For example, a fear of over-reaching single party political dominance is one reason why the very liberal state of Massachusetts has elected Republican governors four times in a row, even while returning two Democratic Senators and an all-Democratic congressional delegation to Washington and giving the Democrats veto-proof majorities in the State House and State Senate.
www.enterstageright.com /blog/gmarchives/00001623.htm   (735 words)

  
 Canadian Politics and Elections
There were two major studies of the 2004 Canadian national election.
Both projects conducted national surveys of the Canadian electorate during the 2004 election campaign and immediately afterwards.
Andre Blais (University of Montreal) and Neil Nevitte (University of Toronto), "The 2004 Canadian National Election Study".
www.apsanet.org /section_252.cfm   (289 words)

  
 Canadian Politics
NealeNews Up to the minute access to Canadian political, entertainment and hard news stories with links to Canadian newspapers, magazines and columnists.
Canada, Confederation to Present Explore a comprehensive Post-Confederation history of Canada with 144 overview and case study articles encompassing the nation's Politics and Economy, Society and Culture, Native History, Women's History.
Entire photocopies of original Canadian writing including journals from the provincial and federal legislative assemblies, biographical indexes of prominent Canadians in addition to entire books.
www.journalismnet.com /canada/politics.htm   (285 words)

  
 Laurier Journal of Political Affairs
The potential role of technology in the future of Canadian democracy is examined in this paper.
Canada may take a moderate approach to e-government, in which case Canada's political culture would not be significantly affected.
However, a more revolutionary e-government model would require Canadian political culture to be modified as well.
radio.weblogs.com /0117865/categories/canadian/2003/03/04.html   (403 words)

  
 CNN.com - Bush postpones Canadian summit - Apr. 13, 2003
The White House confirmed Sunday that the president is postponing a summit with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, originally planned for May 5.
Though the White House requested the postponement, the Canadian government doesn't see the move as a snub.
Canada has pledged $100 million (Canadian) for reconstruction and humanitarian aid for Iraq.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/04/13/bush.canada/index.html   (252 words)

  
 On Point : Courting Politics - 6/16/2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
All three branches of the U.S. government are embroiled in a debate over the role of ideology in judicial appointments.
Politics play a leading role in the way judges vote, according to a study done by Professor Cass Sunstein, but does that mean that nominees should be screened through the filter of ideology?
Choosing judges based on ideology could exclude some of the most qualified candidates, but ignoring politics could be dangerous too.
www.onpointradio.org /shows/2003/06/20030616_a_main.asp   (163 words)

  
 Layton vows to put debate back in Canadian politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Speaking at the closing of the New Democratic Party's national convention in Toronto, Layton vowed to transform politics in Canada by raising the level of debate, and by working to change the way governments are elected.
A roomful of delegates cheered, applauded, stood and called out "shame" at all the appropriate times while their new leader touched on all the key NDP issues of the environment, health care, social housing and war.
He took swings at the Liberal government, and the official Opposition Canadian Alliance, saying the two agree on more than they disagree, and promised to bring more disagreement back into the political debate.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/01/26/layton_speech030226   (1242 words)

  
 Thomson Nelson - Canadian Politics Concise Second Edition
Gender has been a political issue for many years, as women have been either totally excluded from, or marginalized by, the male power structures of every major political system.
A public opinion poll taken shortly after the decision found that the majority of Canadians supported the court's position.
A recent Environics poll taken in the summer of 2003 revealed that 53% of Canadian supported allowing gay couples to marry.
www.intropolitics6e.nelson.com /gender.html   (1314 words)

  
 2003 in politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
September 18: Liberal Democrat Sarah Teather is elected in a London By-election to succeed Paul Daisley, who died in June 2003.
October 2: Canadian province of Ontario conducts a general election to elect members to the Ontario government.
November 5: Canadian province of Saskatchewan holds a general election which is won by the ruling Saskatchewan New Democrats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_in_politics   (1843 words)

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