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In the Canadian federal election of June 25,
The charismatic, intellectual, handsome, single, and fully bilingual Trudeau soon captured the hearts and minds of the nation, and the period leading up to the election saw such intense feelings for him that it was dubbed "Trudeaumania." At public appearances, he was confronted by screaming girls, something never before seen in Canadian politics.
Images of Trudeau standing fast to the rioters were broadcast across the country, and swung the election even further in the Liberals' favour as many English-speaking Canadians believed that he would be the right leader to fight the threat of Quebec separatism.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/1968_Canadian_election   (518 words)

 Canada - MSN Encarta
Federal powers to overrule provincial governments rapidly faded from use, ensuring the provinces an important place in Canadian political life.
Canadian soldiers achieved notable victories, particularly at Vimy Ridge in the spring of 1917.
Meanwhile the Canadian Corps, commanded by Canadian general Arthur Currie, helped spearhead the final advances of Britain and its allies before an armistice ended the war in November 1918.
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 Charles Tupper - Search View - MSN Encarta
In the election of 1874, Tupper was one of the few Conservatives to survive.
Tupper became prime minister on May 1 and called the election for June 23, an election that was fought mainly on the Manitoba issue.
British Canadians thought he should do far more, but in Québec he was losing votes to nationalists who thought Canada should not be involved at all.
encarta.msn.com /text_761580807__1/Charles_Tupper.html   (1945 words)

 History of Canadian conservatism
With the exception of a single term (1874 to 1878), he served as prime minister from 1867 until his death in 1891.
In the 1979 election against Trudeau, Clark won a minority, and at 39 years old became the youngest prime minister in Canadian history.
A second UA convention was held in January, 2000, and the Canadian Alliance was born.
www.daifallah.com /history.htm   (2303 words)

 CANADA - Information Pages dealing with our history
When Macdonald fought the 1878 election on a platform of protectionist tariffs, which he called his National Policy, the voters favored their "old chieftain." The Conservatives thus were returned to office.
The first Canadian contingent, numbering 33,000, reached England soon after the outbreak of war in 1914, and it was in the thick of the fighting on the continent a few months later in the second battle of Ypres.
Canadian workers produced raw materials, farm products, and manufactured goods needed to fight the war; and this was all done in a volume unprecedented in Canadian history.
users.efni.com /~duenorth/canada/history.html   (13218 words)

 New Democratic Party Summary
Over three election cycles, under the leadership of Audrey McLaughlin (1989-1995) — the first woman to be leader of a national political party in Parliament — in the first, and Alexa McDonough (1995-2003) over the next two, the party underwent a marked decline in popularity, a modest resurgence, and a modest decline in turn.
The NDP was routed in the 1993 election.
Those losses caused the federal NDP to be shut out in Saskatchewan for the first time since the 1965 election, despite obtaining 23% of the vote in the province.
www.bookrags.com /New_Democratic_Party   (3922 words)

 Pierre Elliot Trudeau
In 1969, the Canadian government passed the Official Languages Act, thereby making English and French both official languages in Canada, guaranteeing Canadians access to federal government services in either English or French, and making it law that federal employees who dealt with Canadians be able to speak both official languages.
This change made the Canadian Prime Minister look more like a USAmerican President than had been the case, even though Prime Ministers are not elected separately, but are the leader of the political party that wins the most seats in the federal election.
The most significant parts of the Constitution Act were the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which prohibited discrimination against individuals based on their ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexuality, and the legal protection of the rights of minorities to their language and education in that language.
www.canadianstudies.ca /NewJapan/trudeau.html   (754 words)

Instead of leaving the federal powers stated in general terms, they inserted a list of specific powers to illustrate the kinds of things they intended the federal government to do, for example, national defence, trade and commerce, foreign affairs, money and banking, the effect of which was to imply certain limits to federal powers.
It was not until the late 1890's that the hoped-for large-scale influx of settlers to the Canadian prairies began.
When Canadian overtures to Washington were rebuffed, and with the onset of the severe recession of the early 1870s, protectionist sentiment grew in Canada and the federal election of 1874 was contested largely around this issue.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~reak/ssc/confed.htm   (3412 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . React . Archived Conversations . Elections | PBS
The November election results seem to indicate that many Americans choose to disregard the precipitous slide in how we are perceived by much of the world.
Canadian medicine will continue to fall behind because the government thinks that by controlling everything they are providing a service, but as usual with politicians, it is extremely short-sighted so they can get a popular vote.
The junta declared that the elections had been successfully held, and everyone agreed that on the day the voting had been free and fair, and that no attempt was made to rig the vote.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/react/archived/elections/react.html   (8611 words)

 Elections BC -- Important Dates in BC Election History
Voters in the general election approve a referendum providing a mechanism to recall sitting Members and to bring citizen initiatives before the Legislature or to province-wide referendum.
Elections Amendment Act (SBC 1992 c.72) lowers the voting age to 18 from 19 and eases restrictions on voting day registration.
The Election Act is amended (section 39.1) to allow Elections BC to use the federal voters list to update and add voters to the provincial voters list (Bill 54).
www.elections.bc.ca /general/history.html   (1531 words)

 Canada Time Line
Canadians are victorious at the Battle of Queenston Heights (Oct. 13).
Liberals under Laurier (the first French Canadian prime minister) win federal election partly on the Manitoba Schools Question, though his compromises are not instituted until 1897.
Canadians vote "no" in a referendum seeking popular support for the Charlottetown Agreement, intended as a corrective to the Canadian Constitution in the wake of the failed Meech Lake Accord (Oct. 26).
hawkshome.net /misc_items/events/canadian_time_line.htm   (8057 words)

 Samuel Leonard Tilley Summary
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley (1818-1896) was one of the Canadian fathers of confederation and twice lieutenant governor of New Brunswick.
Tilley entered federal politics with Confederation in 1867 and served in the federal Macdonald Cabinet as Minister of Customs He became Minister of Finance in 1873 until the defeat of the government later that year.
He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick in 1873 and served until 1878 When Macdonald's Tories returned to power in 1878, Tilley again became minister of finance and served until his retirement from politics in 1885 to become Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick for a second term until 1893.
www.bookrags.com /Samuel_Leonard_Tilley   (1295 words)

 Thomson Nelson - Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
The National Action Committee on the Status of Women, founded in April 1972, is an umbrella organization of women's groups in Canada dedicated to lobbying the federal government to adopt changes to enhance the position and life chances of Canadian women.
In the 1993 federal general election the party received almost 200,000 votes, but failed to win any parliamentary seats.
After the election, the party was weakened by internal controversy and it ceased to be an active political force.
socialsciencedictionary.nelson.com /ssd/SocialDict.jsp?alpha=N   (469 words)

 The Voyageurs: Canadian Soccer Supporters - Kiss SSS and MLS goodbye if federal Tories win
The election won't be until April at which point they would need to be digging so there's no turning back.
All this back slapping, and having celebration parties in Toronto may still prove to be premature, and Canadian soccer may still not have lost big time yet, as some self professed genius proclaimed.
Third, the word today is that the Federal Ways and Means Bill will be supported by the Tories so the financing plans of the current government are likely to be approved.
www.canadian-soccer.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8293   (2591 words)

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Graf Zepplin and her two Musai-class escorts were intercepted by a Federation patrol in the vicininty of Side 6 and surrendered to the Federation in late December UC 0079.
Federal and State governments manage protected areas and national parks, a number of non-governmental organizations are also involved in conservation.
Protected areas of include those managed by the federal Department of the Environment and Heritage, and national park s and other protected areas managed by the states, Agencies responsible for protected areas include include: A number of governmental and nongovernmental organizations work in conservation and restoration of the Australian Environment.
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 Sir John and Sir Charles, or the Secrets of the Syndicate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1872, MacDonald narrowly won the federal election with the help of $300,000 in campaign money from Sir Hugh Allan, and in return Allan received a million acres of land and a charter to build a railway to British Columbia.
The Conservatives won the 1878 election and the construction of a Pacific railroad played a major role in MacDonald's National Policy, his strategy for building both the nation and the nation's economy.
The contract to build the CPR was awarded in 1880 to a Montreal-based syndicate headed by George Stephen, president of the Bank of Montreal, and his cousin Donald Smith, a major stockholder in the Hudson's Bay Company.
www.canadianshakespeares.ca /a_sirjohn.cfm   (762 words)

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Under new provisions of the Canada Elections Act that took effect on May 14, 2004, the party need only nominate one candidate in order to qualify for
Conservative Party of Canada, the Progressive Canadian Party was formed by former Progressive Conservatives who opposed the merger.
The new party's official logo and initials are similar to that of the old party, apparently in an effort to capitalize on the well known PC brand name.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Progressive_Canadian_Party   (286 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Sir Robert Borden
His government encountered further controversy through its support for the faulty Ross rifle (which tended to jam in battle and ultimately led to the dismissal of its chief sponsor Sam Hughes, the Minister of Militia and Defence) and there were accusations of war profiteering over the awarding of British munitions contracts.
Consequently at the Paris Peace Conference Borden headed the Canadian delegation; his signature on the Versailles treaty is often deemed to herald Canada's emergence as an autonomous state.
Finally leaving office on 10 July 1920 Borden attended the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference in 1921 as Canadian delegate and served on the League of Nations council in 1930.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/borden.htm   (425 words)

 Ronald Reagan: Address Before a Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union
Let us heed the wishes of an overwhelming plurality of Americans and pass a constitutional amendment that mandates a balanced budget and forces the Federal Government to live within its means.
But the most important thing we can do is to reaffirm that control of our schools belongs to the States, local communities and, most of all, to the parents and teachers.
Let us unite as a nation and protect the unborn with legislation that would stop all Federal funding for abortion and with a human life amendment making, of course, an exception where the unborn child threatens the life of the mother.
www.presidency.ucsb.edu /ws/index.php?pid=36035   (4430 words)

 Mackubin Thomas Owens on Military on National Review Online
In that election, Rutherford B. Hayes defeated Samuel Tilden with the disputed electoral votes of South Carolina, Louisiana, and Florida.
This perceived misuse of the Army to "rig" an election was the catalyst for congressional passage of the PCA.
In a 1991 commentary on the relationship between pre-World War II Canadian military policy and the subsequent battlefield disasters the Canadians suffered at the beginning of the war, the late Harry Summers warned that when militaries lose sight of their purpose, the results can be catastrophic.
www.nationalreview.com /owens/owens080102.asp   (2086 words)

 The Voyageurs: Canadian Soccer Supporters - Robert on Kevin Pipe
In light of the recent developments in Canadian politics and Toronto’s MLS soccer stadium saga, it is interesting to observe all the public positions that all the major players in Canada’s soccer community have taken.
In the process of accomplishing all that Kevan Pipe thought that was required from him to acquire the MLS franchise for Toronto, he failed to foresee any of the possible problems that could still go wrong.
If the answers to these questions are no, and should the current government fall in the near future, then he has left not only the MLS franchise in a precarious state, but the harm inflicted upon Canadian soccer as a whole would be beyond measure.
www.canadian-soccer.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8307   (2739 words)

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Being a former superintendent for the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railways, Horne was brought to Winnepeg, Manitoba on January 1, 1882 to be the general manager of the CPR.
To do this, the federal government gave Van Horne $25 million dollars, 25 million acres of land, a "monopoly clause", and he did not have to pay certain taxes.
He also attracted 12,000 workers to build track across the rocky Canadian Shield by offering them a salary of two dollars for a 15 hour work day.
www.geocities.com /canadian_pacific_railway/11Horne.htm   (307 words)

 Canada: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Canada is a federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut).
The conflict led to elections in Nov. 1988 that solidly reelected Mulroney and gave him a mandate to proceed with the agreement.
The national election in Oct. 1993 resulted in the reemergence of the Liberal Party and the installation of Jean Chrétien as prime minister.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107386.html   (2125 words)

 Canadian Government in Transition, 2/e
Jackson, et al
This second edition of Canadian Government in Transition continues to provide a concise analysis of the most important political institutions in the country and how they function.
It systematically describes and dissects federal institutions, providing enough history to place them in context.
Elections, Public Opinion, and the Media: The Contest and the Messengers.
www.prenticehall.ca /canbooks/phc_0137928548.html   (359 words)

 History, Canadian | Library | University of Waterloo
This guide points to important sources on Canadian history available via the UW Library's web page and in the reference section and book stacks in the Dana Porter Library.
An annotated bibliography of the periodical literature relating to Canadian history and life.
Over 8,000 titles per year are added, including: Government documents (books and annual reports) from federal, provincial, and municipal departments and agencies, scientific and technical report literature issued by research institutes, and government laboratories Parliamentary Committee Reports Most of the material found in the Canadian Research Index corresponds to the Microlog Collection in microfiche (CA7.P...
www.lib.uwaterloo.ca /libguides/3-15.html   (1414 words)

 Le Québec et la confédération: un choix libre? Le clergé et la constitution de 1867. by Ken ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Catholic church feared that if the Rouges were victorious in the 1867 elections, they would change Confederation into a truly federal system and undermine the entrenched privileges and protection acquired by the church.
Failing to note that the federal government completely overhauled the electoral system in 1874, he stresses that the Supreme Court of Canada annulled federal elections in Charlevoix (1876) and Berthier (1878) on the basis of clerical interference; in effect, for activities which imitated those carried out by the clergy during the 1867 campaign.
Possibly the Bleus were favoured in elections by the very nature of the electoral system whereby only those men with a stake in society, as determined by property ownership or rent, could vote.
www.utpjournals.com /product/chr/743/ibre9.html   (692 words)

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