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  Canadian federal election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th General Election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the 38th Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
Although the election was initially widely expected to be a relatively easy romp for Martin to a fourth consecutive Liberal majority government, during the campaign many began instead to predict a far more closely-fought election after the Sponsorship scandal broke out.
On election day, polling times were arranged to allow results from most provinces to be announced more or less simultaneously, with the exception of Atlantic Canada, whose results were known before the close of polling in other provinces.
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 Canadian federal election, 1917 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1917 Canadian federal election (sometimes referred to as the khaki election) was held on December 17, 1917, to elect members of the 13th Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
Described by historian Michael Bliss as the "most bitter election in Canadian history", it was fought mainly over the issue of conscription (see Conscription Crisis of 1917).
The election resulted in Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden's Unionist government elected with a strong majority, and the largest percent share of the popular vote for a single party in Canadian history.
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Canadian elections are held under a process that reflects well-understood principles and is a part of the country's political culture.
The first few federal elections were held under disparate provincial laws, but in the 1870s the first national election provisions were enacted, laying the foundations for the present system.
While elections and changes in either the prime minister or the government as a whole may be related to each other, there is no necessary connection between elections and changes in the executive.
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 Party System
Canadian political parties aim to promote objectives compatible with liberal-democratic values and hope to obtain their ends by achieving power through constitutional means within a parliamentary system of government.
The constitutions of the older federal parties protect bicultural and regional interests (eg, that of the Liberals provides for equal francophone and anglophone representation; the NDP selects an associate president and an associate secretary from a cultural group not represented by the president and secretary).
One primary task of both provincial and federal parties is to choose the party leader (in effect the party's candidate for premier or prime minister) and then secure the election of a sufficient number of party supporters.
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 Canadian federal election, 1896 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1896 was held on June 23, 1896 to elect members of the 8th Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
As a result of the election, the Liberal Party, led by Wilfrid Laurier, formed a majority government.
In the 1896 election, the Conservative Party was led by Sir Charles Tupper, a Father of Confederation and former Premier of Nova Scotia.
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 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Voter Toolkit
Federally appointed judges were allowed to vote for the first time in 1988, with mentally disabled people and prisoners serving less than two years in jail not far behind.
The Elections Canada definition of this term is almost poetic: "The place of ordinary residence of a person is the place that has always been, or that has been adopted as, his or her dwelling place, and to which the person intends to return when away from it.
The percentage of election expenses that can be reimbursed to parties has been increased from 22.5 to 60 per cent; the definition of reimbursable election expenses has been broadened to include polling; and the ceiling for expenses eligible for reimbursement has been increased as a result.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/voterstoolkit/faqs.html   (6671 words)

 Federal Election Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Canadians have gone to the polls most often in the fall; 13 fall elections have been held since 1867, 12 elections have been held in summer, 9 in the spring and only 5 have been held in winter.
A Prime Minister may lose his or her seat in an election, but can remain in office as long as the party has sufficient support in the House of Commons to be able to govern, though again, he or she must, by custom, win a seat very promptly.
In the general election of December 6, 1921, 4 women ran as candidates and only one was elected: Miss Agnes Campbell MacPhail became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons; she was elected as a Progressive.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/process/house/electionsTrivia/index.asp?lang=E&pv=1   (3843 words)

 Election Portal @ ElectionWatchUSA.com (Election Watch USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The universal acceptance of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in sharp contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where elections were considered an oligarchic institution and where most political offices were filled using allotment / sortition.
When elections are called, politicians and their supporters attempt to influence policy by competing directly for the votes of constituents in what are called campaigns.
In order for democratic elections to be fair and competitive, opposition parties and candidates must enjoy the rights to freedom of speech, assembly, and movement as necessary to voice their criticisms of the government openly and to bring alternative policies and candidates to the voters.
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 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Canada - Elections to the House of Commons
In the ensuing January 23, 2006 general election, the Liberals were defeated by the Conservatives, who emerged as the largest party in the House of Commons, although well short of an absolute majority.
The Reform Party (which became the Canadian Alliance in 2000) displaced the Progressive Conservatives as the major right-wing force at the federal level, but the party was unable to mount an effective challenge to the Liberals, who dominated Canadian federal politics from 1993 to 2006.
Between 1962 and 1980, eight federal elections were held in Canada, five of which (1962, 1963, 1965, 1972 and 1979) resulted in minority governments, as no party won an absolute majority of seats in the House of Commons.
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 Past Canadian Elections - Historical Results & Analysis
Examine the detailed results of the 2004, 2000 and 1997 elections, which are available with the results broken down by province as well.
Compare the summary results of 37 general elections held between 1867 to 2004 with each party's share of the votes and seats, as well as the number of candidates and overall voter turnout.
For a background to the 2006 election you can view and the standings of the political parties in Parliament at the time it was dissolved in late November 2005.
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/past_elections.html   (376 words)

 Mapleleafweb.com: 1911 Federal Election in Canada
The 1911 election would be the first single-issue free trade election fought in Canada, and Canadian voters rejected reciprocity.
Nationalist forces in Quebec emerged onto the federal political scene, which would be the beginning of a long tradition of third-party politics in Quebec.
The creation of a Canadian navy and ongoing debate about reciprocity with the USA would result in Liberal deserters and set the stage for the election.
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 Election 2004
It is possible, mathematically, to win the popular vote and lose the presidential election if the candidate does not win enough Electoral votes.
The act enforces the 15th Amendment by explicitly stating that obstacles, such as literacy tests or complicated ballot instructions, are against federal law.
2000: For the first time in United States history, in a close and controversial election, the President of the United States is chosen based on a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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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.
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 Elections Canada On-Line | Past Elections
In the case of an election by acclamation, for instance, the number of registered electors on the lists for that electoral district was included in the total number of registered electors for some elections, but not for others.
Voter turnout figures have been corrected where appropriate: to estimate turnout in these cases, the total number of votes cast in a plural-member electoral district was divided by the number of members elected from that district (see Scarrow 1962).
This percentage rises to 70.9 when the number of electors on the lists is adjusted to account for electors who had moved or died between the enumeration for the 1992 referendum and the election of 1993, for which a separate enumeration was not carried out except in Quebec, as the 1992 electoral lists were reused.
www.elections.ca /content.asp?section=pas&document=turnout&lang=e&textonly=false   (368 words)

 What Makes America Perfect?? - at Canadian Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In some instances the federal courts have allowed these exceptions, while in others the courts have decided that the national security interest was insufficient.
[8] According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, approximately 40.2% of the prison population is fl, while 32.1% of the population is Hispanic, [9] with several enquiries and critics commenting negatively on the use of racial profiling and the overrepresentation of minorities in American prisons.
This law was created as an unfunded mandate; the federal government and the state governments have never fully compensated both public and private hospitals for the full cost of such emergency charity care.
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 Vive le Canada - Election
This section is for discussion of the 2004 federal election and possibly subsequent elections.
Canadian Action Party stands with Canadians who are left wondering about the comments made during the partial leaders debate.
The purpose of posting them is to draw the public's attention to the election process and to allow them to decide if they are able to make an informed decision when they mark their ballot.
www.vivelecanada.ca /index.php?topic=election&page=8   (2173 words)

Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Women in Politics: Becoming Full Partners in the Political Process (Ottawa: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1987).
the 1968 Federal Election in Ontario," in Kruhlak, 267-283.
Gerald L. Caplan, The Dilemma of Canadian Socialism: The CCF in Ontario (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973).
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 Guide to U.S. Elections and Party Politics, UM Libraries
Information includes biographical data, committee assignments, election results, CQ Key Votes, interest group ratings, CQ Vote Studies, and contact information; campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees; detailed descriptions of each member's congressional district as drawn after the 2000 census, including updated maps and voting trends.
Full-text database of statistics, analyses, definitions, and historical material on the American voter, major and minor political parties, campaigns and elections, and historical and modern races for Congress, the presidency, and governorships.
Federal election statistics, congressional biographies, congressional district profiles, and summaries of campaigns and major issues.
www.lib.umd.edu /MCK/GUIDES/elections.html   (2453 words)

 Mapleleafweb.com: 1896 Federal Election in Canada
Canadian politics had been defined by the French-English division, and the English majority in Canada had ensured that Sir John A. Macdonald dominated politics since 1867.
Laurier’s approach would prove to be effective in Canadian politics, as the 1896 victory marked the beginning of long period of Liberal domination in Canadian politics.
Laurier’s support in Quebec ensured the Liberal victory, and marked the beginning of Liberal domination and the effective moderate approach to Canadian politics.
www.mapleleafweb.com /election/federal/top-five/1896/index.html   (267 words)

 Mulroney vs. Turner - Campaigning for Canada - CBC Archives
Mackasey was assigned the ambassador to Portugal and Whelan became the ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.
The polls indicated that the Conservatives were poised to take the election with the NDP set to become the Opposition.
While Mulroney's Conservatives went on to win the election, the Liberals moved from third to second place.
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 Canadian Democratic Movement - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Energy, Politics, Trade, Environment, Military and ...
Today, August 13, 2004, the greatest worldwide celebration will return to the country of its birth, Greece, and the site of the first modern Games held in 1896, Athens, raising hopes of restoring the harmony, peace and nobility in humanity that the Games are intended to showcase.
Help faciliate "focus groups" regarding issues which are important to the diverse Canadian public, including university and college students.
The comments are property of their posters, and as such do not reflect the opinion of the Canadian Democratic Movement.
www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca /index.php?name=News&startnum=496   (2629 words)

 World Issues - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Energy, Politics, Trade, Environment, Military and Money
Popular civic participation, from local community organizations to the national Indigenous federation, the national campesino federation and the national network of Afro-Venezuelans, mobilized 6 million Venezuelans to vote to keep President Chávez in office - close to twice as many as elected him in 2000.
It was the highest voter participation in any election in Venezuela's history (10 million of the 14 million registered voters), and an incredible exercise in democracy.
Social movements across Latin America, including the CUT, PT, and MST in Brazil; the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo of Argentina; Eduardo Galeano of Uruguay; Global Exchange; and the Hemispheric Social Alliance were there to celebrate the victory.
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