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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.
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.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/voterstoolkit/faqs.html   (6671 words)

  
 Canadian Parliament - MSN Encarta
Parliament cannot pass laws that concern issues outside the authority of the federal government or that infringe on the rights protected by the Constitution of Canada.
Canada has a federal system similar to that of the United States; the federal government has a division of responsibilities between the national, the ten provincial, and the three territorial governments.
One of the main tenets of the Canadian constitution is responsible government, or holding the government accountable to the people of Canada.
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 Canada Election 2004 Voter Guide: Political Parties - Communist Party of Canada
The CPC was successful at trial in having several sections of the Elections Act declared unconstitutional (including the 50 candidate rule, and seizure provisions).
The CPC prevailed in an appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision, to the Supreme Court of Canada in December of 2002.
The court's decision was rendered in June of 2003 and the offending provisions of the Elections Act cease to be of any force or effect in June of 2004 (the court gave the government one year to make the Elections Act comply with the constitution.
www.mondopolitico.com /elections/canada2004/parties/communist.htm   (1493 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 1921 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1921 was held on December 6, 1921 to elect members of the 14th Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
The election was the first in which the majority of Canadian women were allowed to vote.
They did, in fact, lose 2 by-elections to Conservative candidates, however they had previously gained two seats from Progressives who crossed the floor so their majority was not affected by these losses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_1921   (694 words)

  
 The King-Byng Affair - Studies on the Canadian Constitution and Canadian Federalism - Quebec History
The background to the affair is complex in nature and involves three separate questions: 1) the issue of responsible government and the acquisition of full independence by Canada; 2) the rise of the Progressives in Western Canada in the early 1920's; 3) the long standing dispute between W.L.M. King and Arthur Meighen.
An election was called by King for October 29, 1925, under the pretext that the government lacked "a clear majority" and could not dispatch certain important business.
The election which followed was fought over: 1) the legality of the Meighen government; 2) the position that the Governor-General had taken in refusing the advice of his Council.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/federal/kingbyng.htm   (589 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)

  
 Canada Votes 2004 - Federal political parties in Manitoba
The Canadian Action party is committed to Canadian independence while still maintaining full cooperation in the international community.
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 Dimension / Articles / AIPAC North: Israel Advocacy in Canada (Dan Freeman-Maloy)
From 1921 on, the fundraising that defined the movement was managed through the Canadian component of a United Palestine Appeal (UPA) campaign directed by Keren Hayesod (the “Foundation Fund”), an agency responsible for financing and coordinating Zionist settlement in Palestine.
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)

  
 Canadian Women Voters Congress Networking
The Canadian Women Voters Congress has created the only pan- partisan listserv to keep women who are involved in the political scene up to date.
The Canadian Women Voters Congress reserves the right to reject posts that may be of bad taste or considered to be political issue based platforming.
Elections Canada The non-partisan agency responsible for the conduct of federal elections and referendums
www.canadianwomenvoterscongress.org /Networking2.htm   (678 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.
In 1921, she was elected to the Alberta Legislature for the riding of Lacombe, holding the riding for 14 years.
community.livejournal.com /canadiancafe/16394.html   (4221 words)

  
 1980 Election and Energy Policy Articles
Born in Spedden, he served in the Canadian armed forces, during the Second World War, served on the Vegreville town council and from 1959 - 1971 was elected to serve the Alberta Legislature as the Vegreville MLA.
Canadian for instance, would pay at the gas pumps for the Conservative energy policy and the money would go to the foreign owned oil companies.
With the disclosure by American press reports of the now famous Canadian caper in which the Canadian Embassy in Iran was instrumental in returning six embassy officials to the United States and the national anxiety of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Mr.
www.smokylake.com /history/politics/1980election.htm   (3809 words)

  
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It would be a stretch to call the election of 1921 a critical election since five years later the Progressives were able to elect only 20 MPs, and by the end of the decade, their national organization was moribund.
Other "slightly less than critical elections" and the election of 1993: Until 1993, Canadian federal elections tended to work in favor of the Liberals because of the party's ability to campaign, win, and satisfy the voters of Ontario and Quebec, in which two-thirds of the population lived.
John Porter (1965) noted that Canadian political and economic leaders, despite their cries for national unity in the face of the persistent regionalism which characterized the Canadian political system, focused on themes that divided the electorate to maintain their positions as elites.
www.duke.edu /~tjs/ontarioelections/OntarioElectionStudy/11-17.doc   (4417 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)

  
 Political
In early elections, only male property-owners were allowed to cast a ballot for their representative.
Originally founded in 1921, the CP has recently re-established itself as an official federal party by running over 50 candidates in the 2000 election.
American elections are bought and sold in the corporate boardrooms of the country.
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 Civilization.ca - History of the Vote - Chronicle, A spotlight on 1920-1997
Placing a ballot into the ballot box: this act has remained essentially unchanged for decades, but the circumstances under which it is performed have continually improved.
First federal election at which women vote on the basis of the universal franchise.
Disqualifications on the basis of race eliminated from federal electoral law.
www.civilization.ca /hist/elections/el_041_e.html   (209 words)

  
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He was first elected as a Conservative member for Saint John County in the provincial election of 1911 and he was to represent this riding until 1921.
He retired briefly from provincial politics in 1921 when he was elected as a federal M.P. for the riding of Saint John - Albert, and he was appointed as the Minister of Customs in the cabinet of Arthur Meighen.
He resigned from Federal politics in 1925 and returned to lead the New Brunswick Conservative Party in the provincial election of 1925.
members.tripod.com /~Roughian/CanadianOrangeBiographies1.html   (916 words)

  
 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)

  
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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)

  
 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)

  
 Calgary & Southern Alberta - R.B. Bennett
The first signs of the Depression were evident by the 1930 election, when he campaigned on a platform of aggressive measures to combat it.
Upon winning the election, Bennett was true to his promise and immediately allocated $20 million towards helping the unemployed.
Attempts by Bennett to coordinate welfare on a federal and provincial level were rejected by the provinces.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/calgary/bennett.html   (851 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The election resulted in a minority government led by the Conservative Party with Stephen Harper becoming the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada.
Jim Harris, 44, Leader of the Green Party of Canada during the 2006 federal election.
On December 27, 2005, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced it was investigating allegations that Liberal Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's office had engaged in insider trading before making an important announcement on the taxation of income trusts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2006   (3794 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 Dimension / Articles / The Uncertain Path to PR - Editorial
The election of a minority Liberal government in the June federal election has created a historic opportunity to push democratic reform in Canada, specifically dumping our unrepresentative, uncompetitive first-past-the-post voting system for some form of proportional representation.
While the federal Liberals continue to dismiss PR, the NDP and the Greens are solidly in favour of the change, while both the Bloc and the Canadian Alliance wing of the new Conservative party voted in Parliament a year ago for an NDP private member’s bill to hold a national referendum on the issue.
The clear implication is that most people believe “majority” governments really do represent a majority of Canadians, despite the fact that only three federal governments have enjoyed a clear majority of the popular vote since 1921.
canadiandimension.com /articles/2004/09/01/116   (1044 words)

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