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  Civilization.ca - History of the Vote - Chronicle, A spotlight on 1920-1997
This chapter traces how the law and election administration have been shaped and reshaped to accommodate the broad diversity that characterizes the Canadian electorate – legislative and administrative innovations that made voting more accessible and convenient, modernized the election machinery, and removed racial and religious disqualifications.
Thus began the tradition of Elections Canada as the independent, non-partisan agency that administers federal elections and referendums.
Similarly, after the 1925 election, Colonel Biggar pointed out that with the election being held on a Thursday, the advance voting provisions had been of little use to commercial travellers: they were already out on the road when the advance polls opened for the three days preceding the election.
www.civilization.ca /hist/elections/el_035_e.html   (1085 words)

  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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_1917   (547 words)

 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Voter Toolkit
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.
Elections Canada used to need that much time to prepare the voters' list because it was sending teams of enumerators to every home in Canada to update information from the previous general election.
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)

 Military History: First World War: Homefront, 1917
By 1917, the failure of voluntary recruitment in Canada to sustain a 500,000-man army was contributing to an atmosphere of national crisis, but not of despair.
This 1917 election poster equates a vote for Laurier, the Liberal leader, with a vote for Germany.
Members of the Canadian Cavalry are studying the list of electoral districts before casting their ballots in the war election of 1918.
www.lermuseum.org /ler/mh/wwi/homefront1917.html   (785 words)

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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)

 Canadian federal election, 1917 Information
The 1917 Canadian federal election (sometimes referred to as the khaki election) was held on December 17, 1917, to elect members 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.
www.bookrags.com /Canadian_federal_election%2C_1917   (501 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1993 - Information at Halfvalue.com
The Canadian federal election of 1993 (officially, the 35th general election) was held on October 25 of that year to elect members to the Canadian House of Commons of the 35th Parliament of Canada.
The election saw three minor parties focused on radical reform to the monetary system: the Canada Party, the Abolitionist Party, and the Party for the Commonwealth of Canada, which was formed by supporters of U.S. politician Lyndon LaRouche.
This election, like all previous Canadian elections, was conducted under a single-member plurality (or first past the post) system in which the country was carved into 295 electoral districts, or ridings, with each one electing one representative to the House of Commons.
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Canadian_federal_election,_1993   (6518 words)

 CAW - TCA CANADA : What We Do
In Canada's early elections the number of people eligible to vote (11%) was significantly lower than the number of those ineligible to vote.
It took nearly 200 years after the election of the first legislative assembly in 1758 for ALL women to obtain the right to vote in Canada in both the federal and provincial jurisdictions.
The general election and by-election period was shortened to a minimum of 36 days.
www.caw.ca /whatwedo/women/2004Fedelect_wom/historical.asp   (1002 words)

 Canada Votes 2004 - Federal political parties in Manitoba
Inspired by the 1917 revolution in Russia, members of socialist and working class groups met in Ontario in 1921 to form the Communist Party, and became committed to fighting for workers' rights.
Formed as a result of a merger between the Canadian Alliance Party and the Progessive Conservative Party, the Conservative Party of Canada was an attempt to "unite the right" and provide a viable alternative to the Liberal Party.
Stephen Harper of the Canadian Alliance and Peter McKay of the Progressive Conservatives initiated the merger, and Harper became the first leader of the Conservative Party in March 2004.
www.newwinnipeg.com /news/election2004/federal/parties.htm   (1323 words)

 Canadian federal election, 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the 39th Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
This general election elected members for the House of Commons, indirectly determining the prime minister and cabinet, as the government will be formed by the political party or coalition of parties that the governor general determines is best able to command the confidence of the House (usually the one with the most elected members).
The election involved the same 308 electoral districts as in 2004, except in New Brunswick, where the boundary between Acadie—Bathurst and Miramichi was ruled to be illegal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2006   (3794 words)

 Canadian Dimension / Articles / AIPAC North: Israel Advocacy in Canada (Dan Freeman-Maloy)
In 1917, with the empire of Palestine’s Ottoman rulers in collapse, British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour declared his country’s support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.”[4] British troops soon entered Palestine and subjected it to a new regime of military rule.
Cultural integration into the Canadian mainstream was furthered by the Canadian Jewish upward class mobility that drove a widespread shift from the manufacturing sector into the professions, particularly from the 1940s on.
Canadian Zionism functioned as an organizational bridge between the U.S. United Jewish Appeal (UJA) campaign, to which its federations were linked, and the fundraising campaigns in Europe and elsewhere, conducted through Keren Hayesod (active in Canada through the UIA).
canadiandimension.com /articles/2006/07/01/542   (3129 words)

 Mapleleafweb.com: Voter Alamanc - Federal Political Parties in Canada
To become registered, a political party must meet requirements under the Canada Elections Act, most important of which is the endorsing of at least one candidate in a general election or by-election.
This party is based upon the preamble of the Canadian constitution, which says that Canada was founded on “principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” The policies of the Christian Heritage party focus on Christian perspectives and Biblical ethics.
An eligible political party cannot place its name next to its candidates’ on election ballots, and will not be able to take advantage of the benefits provided to registered parties, such as the allocation of broadcast time during election campaigns and the ability to issue tax receipts for donations.
www.mapleleafweb.com /election/federal/parties/index.html   (1937 words)

 canadiancafe: Voting candidates off the island???
She twice sought election to the Canadian House of Commons as a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada.
In the Alberta General Election of 1917, she was nominated as a Non-Partisan League (an agrarian movement) candidate, running and winning on a prohibition ticket.
With Roberta MacAdams (also elected in Alberta in 1917), she shares the distinction of being the first female elected to a legislature in the British Empire, but she was sworn in and took her legislative seat first.
community.livejournal.com /canadiancafe/16394.html   (4221 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)

 The Honourable Charles Stewart, 1917-21
At the general election of 1921, although he himself was reelected by acclamation, his government was defeated by the United Farmers of Alberta.
Following the federal election of 1921, Charles Stewart was invited to join the federal government and was appointed Minister of the Interior and Mines (1921-26), General Superintendent of Indian Affairs (1921-26), and Acting Minister of Immigration and Colonization (1921-23).
As there were no federal Liberal seats in Alberta, at a by-election in 1922, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Argenteuil, Quebec.
www.assembly.ab.ca /lao/library/premiers/stewart.htm   (756 words)

 The Commonwealth Journal  | Vol 66 Issue 1
Don Black, the federal NDP organizer for Saskatchewan, concurs that when the Liberals began to plummet in the polls around mid-January, it became clear that this would have a direct effect on the voter turnout.
As well, although many Canadians were certainly frustrated with Paul Martin and Liberals in 2004, the Gomery Inquiry into the sponsorship scandal had not yet reached full flight and there was not an overwhelming urge to toss out the Liberal government at this time.
This election was held in the middle of World War One with Quebec and the rest of Canada nearly split apart over the issue of military conscription.
www.saskndp.com /cw/66.1/news.winter-election.html   (870 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)

 CanadaInfo: Election 2006
The last election was held on June 28, 2004 and the results were finalized on July 20, 2004.
The next election, therefore, had to have been called on or before July 20, 2009, but minority governments typically last about 18 months before an election is called by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister.
nlike in the United States, where an election is automatically held every two years on the first Tuesday in November, federal elections in Canada are held upon the dissolution of the Parliament by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister.
www.craigmarlatt.com /canada/election2006.html   (533 words)

 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)

 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.
teacher.scholastic.com /activities/election2004/history_of_voting.htm   (930 words)

 Canadian Democratic Movement - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Politics, Trade, Environment, Military and Money in ...
With a federal election call expected in the coming days, Fair Vote Canada is mounting its most ambitious grassroots and media relations campaign ever.
Canadian sovereignty is crucial to defend these institutions at trade negotiations.
Because the federal government is the sole shareholder of the BoC, the interest the government paid o­n the debt it held being returned to it substantially as dividends.
www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca /News-startnum-461-newlang-fra.html   (2423 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1917 - Definition, explanation
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The 1917 Canadian federal election was held on December 17, 1917 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
The election resulted in Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden's Unionist government elected with a strong majority.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/ca/canadian_federal_election__1917.php   (595 words)

 Canadian Issues - Alternative News Media on Democracy, Politics, Trade, Environment, Military and Money in Canada
Time and again Canadians have spoken loud and clear that nmd is not in our national interest yet here we are, faced with the prospects of new arms race and weapons in space.
A cabal known as the Canadian Council of Chief Executives is undertaking nefarious moves to put an end run o­n both democracy and the citizens of Canada.
At this moment the Canadian Federal and Quebec Provincial governments as well as James Gabriel are threatening to enter and take over the community of Kanehsatake with their newly created police force.
www.canadiandemocraticmovement.ca /News-topic-3-startnum-241.html   (2471 words)

 A Brief History of Canadian Lighthouses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Patterned after the lighthouse of Les Baleines built off La Rochelle in 1682, the beacon at Louisbourg was destroyed by British troops during the seige of 1758, and not rebuilt until 1842; the rubble of the original lighthouse is still visible at the base of the current Louisbourg lighthouse, which dates from 1924.
The timbers of its 67-foot octagonal tower have proven to be amazingly durable, although the 1903-vintage lantern and its 1st-order Fresnel lens were replaced (and moved to a replica lighthouse museum in Barrington Passage) in 1979.
In fact the 8-sided wooden pattern was used in many subsequent Canadian lighthouses, notably in 1831 at wave-washed Gannet Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, at Port Burwell on Lake Erie, and in 1840 at Cape Forchu marking the entrance to Yarmouth harbor.
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