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  Canadian and American politics compared - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A British or Canadian Minister is often in his or her job for a short time, not a specialist in the particular area of government, and must trust his or her Deputy Minister to convey his or her requests to the bureaucracy underneath.
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.
NDP leader Jack Layton is another example of a Canadian politician who comes from a political dynasty; his father Robert Layton was a federal Cabinet minister, his grandfather Gilbert Layton was a provincial Cabinet minister in Quebec, and his great-great-uncle William Steeves was a provincial Cabinet minister in New Brunswick and a Father of Confederation.
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Canadian citizenship was first distinguished from British in 1947; judicial appeals to the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ended in 1949.
To the north of this region is the broad Canadian Shield, an area of rock scoured clean by the last ice age, thinly soiled, rich in minerals, and dotted with lakes and rivers—over 60% of the world's lakes are in Canada.
The use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates back to the early 18th century, and is depicted on its current and previous flags, the penny, and on the coat of arms.
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 Politics of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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.
Canadian politicians were unable to obtain consensus on a process for amending the constitution until 1982.
Because the Canadian Conservative party was new, estimates were attempted based on the votes for the old Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the Canadian Alliance party as the Conservative Party of Canada was a merger of the two parties.
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 Canadian And American Regionalism
The American Civil War in the 1860s between the South and the North is the best (and most horrific) example of the once severe character of regional differences there.
In the United States, the demands and concerns of national defence have had a strongly integrative effect within American politics and society, reinforcing the sense of national community, national interests, and the need for national unity in the face of external enemies and threats.
African Americans, lacking a territorial base such as Quebec and being to a large extent disenfranchised, pursued their rights and interests with appeals for aid from the national government rather than through the states.
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Canadian government is usually considered to be the more decentralized, although this assertion is disputed – as we shall see, Canada has found ways to institute national programs despite its decentralized 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.
There are four political parties with seats in the Canadian House of Commons, three of which have at times held power at some point in various provinces.
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The PC Party merged with the Canadian Alliance to form a new rightist Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003.
Canadian forces have served in various wars including World War I, World War II, the Korean War and recently, in Afghanistan.
The provincial political climate of Quebec is quite different: the main split is between separatism, represented by the Parti Québécois, and federalism, represented by the Parti Libéral du Québec.
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 Canada, did you mean Canada?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
West of Ontario, the broad, flat Canadian Prairies spread towards the Rocky Mountains, dividing the Prairies and British Columbia.
The provincial political climate of Quebec is quite different, with the main split being between separatism, represented by the Parti Québécois, and federalism, represented by the Parti Libéral du Québec.
Canadian governments (and to a large extent, the Canadian people) support issues such as universal health care, same-sex marriage and decriminalization of marijuana.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
During and after the American Revolution approximately 70,000 http://www.uelac.org/whatis.html Loyalists fled the Thirteen Colonies.
By the late 1850s, politicians in the Province of Canada had launched a series of western exploratory expeditions with the intention of assuming control of Rupert's Land (administered by the Hudson's Bay Company) and the Arctic.
{{mainDemographics of CanadaList of Canadians by ethnicity}} The 2001 national census recorded 30,007,094 people; as of January 2006, the population is estimated by Statistics Canada to be 32.4 million peoplehttp://www.statcan.ca/english/edu/clock/population.htm, an increase of some 2.4 million people accomplished largely by immigration and (to a lesser extent) natural growth.
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