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  Canadian federal election, 1926 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1926 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
In the 1925 federal election, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King's Liberal Party of Canada won fewer seats in the Canadian House of Commons than the Conservative Party of Arthur Meighen.
Note in particular the election results in Manitoba, where Meighen's party captured almost 40 percent of the vote, twice the vote share of any other party, but no seats.) He was able to govern with the support of Liberal-Progressive Members of Parliament.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/1926_Canadian_election   (503 words)

 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 Canadian House of Commons.
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.
Although on the eve of the election the party was polling slightly ahead of the Liberals everywhere west of Quebec, it had dropped in support, polling behind or an par with Liberals everywhere except Alberta and British Columbia, where it held onto its traditional support.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2004_Canadian_election   (2510 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canadian federal election, 1930
The Canadian federal election of 1878 resulted in the end of Canada suffered an economic depression during Mackenzies term, and his party was pounished by the voters for it.
Canadian voters agreed with Bennett and the Conservatives were elected with a majority of 137 seats in the House Of Commons.
The Canadian federal election of 1935 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-federal-election,-1930   (2949 words)

 Canadian federal election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Canadian federal elections are nation-wide votes that are held to decide who will govern Canada.
Elections are generally held in either the fall or spring.
Canadian election turn-out is generally higher than that in the United States but lower than in most European nations.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/canadian_federal_election   (927 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1997 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
The election closely reflected the pattern that had been set out in the 1993 election.
Commentators on election night even predicting a minority government, although the Liberals were secure in forming the next administration due to a divided opposition.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1997_Canadian_election   (604 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canadian federal election, 2006
This unusual winter election was caused by a motion of no confidence passed by the House of Commons on November 28, 2005.
Although the next election was not legally required until 2009, the opposition had enough votes to force the dissolution of Parliament earlier.
The Gomery Commission, formally the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities, is a federal Canadian commission headed by the retired Justice John Gomery for the purpose of investigating the sponsorship scandal, which involves allegations of corruption within the Canadian government.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-federal-election,-2006   (1021 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1972 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The election was the second fought by Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau.
The Liberals entered the election high in the polls, but the spirit of Trudeaumania had worn off, and a slumping economy hurt his party.
Canadian federal election, 1972, Party platforms, National results, Results by province, Canadian federal elections and 1972 elections.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1972_Canadian_election   (988 words)

 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   (6677 words)

 Federal Election Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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 4 have been held in winter.
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.
Until 1997, the minimum election period was 47 days, largely because of the requirement for a door-to-door enumeration to be conducted during the campaign.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/about/process/house/electionsTrivia/index.asp?lang=E&pv=1   (3805 words)

 Canadian federal election - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Elections can be called by the ruling party at any time and must be called within five years of the last election.
The most recent instance of this was the 1988 election, which was proclaimed by most parties to be a referendum on free trade with the United States.
The next Canadian election is expected in the spring of 2004.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Canadian_federal_election   (761 words)

 Nelson - Political Science-Canadian Politics on the Web/The Executive
The symbolic executive is composed of the Queen, who is the legal head of state of Canada, and her representatives, who fulfill the monarch's daily duties in Canada.
A contemporary scenario, in which the governor general or lieutenant governor might use his or her discretion to refuse to act on the government's advice is in Quebec.
Canadians have experienced numerous minority governments, where one party forms the cabinet, but relies on one or more opposition parties to pass legislation; but the Saskatchewan government is a coalition, where two parties are in the cabinet together.
www.nelson.com /nelson/polisci/executive.html   (964 words)

 First Past the Post electoral system - Electowiki
Similarly, in the 1999 Ontario provincial election, Mike Harris and his Progressive-Conservative party was re-elected to a majority government, but symbolic of the growing discontent among voters about cuts to education, his education minister and strong ally was resoundingly defeated by the opposition candidate.
A close election is one where the winner's majority is very small, or where third parties or independents hold the balance of power.
The first past the post election system is used in the Republic of China on Taiwan for executive offices such as county magistrates, mayors, and the president, but not for legislative seats which used the single non-transferable vote system.
wiki.electorama.com /wiki/First-past-the-post_election_system   (1937 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Divided Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
One law, the War Elections Act, disenfranchised conscientious objectors and Canadians born in enemy countries, and gave female relatives of servicemen the vote.
He says Canadians should be given the chance to hear what Justice John Gomery has to say in his final report before deciding whether to punish the government.
Federal elections must take place on a Monday, unless the Monday in the chosen week is a statutory holiday, in which case the election falls on the Tuesday.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/election2005   (3734 words)

 List of All Canada Political Parties
See also: Canadian federal election, 2004 A Canadian federal election (also known as a general election) will most likely be held in 2004, although it could theoretically be delayed until as late as December 2005.
Canadian Action Party The Canadian Action Party was founded in 1997 and is a Canadian federal political party that opposes globalization and free trade and promotes independence for Canada and economic nationalism as well as monetary, democratic and electoral reform.
The federal and provincial parties remain closely affiliated, while no joint memberships are issued, the affiliates elect representatives to the federal council, and many officials and candidates in the federal party have positions in the provincial affiliates.
www.seaiba.com /PoliticalParties.htm   (2247 words)

 First Past the Post electoral system : Plurality voting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The first past the post election system is used on Taiwan for executive offices such as county magistrates, mayors, and the president, but not for legislative seats which used the single non-transferable vote system.
If there are three candidates in an election, it is possible for the winner to have received only one more vote than his or her competitors, and thus two thirds of the electorate have voted against the winner.
This facet of the system leads to the practice of gerrymandering, which is the drawing of electoral district boundaries for the purpose of influencing an election.
www.termsdefined.net /pl/plurality-voting.html   (822 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1972 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1972 was held on October 30, 1972 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
On election night, the results appeared to give 109 seats to the Tories, however once the counting had finished the next day, the final results gave the Liberals a minority government and left the New Democratic Party led by David Lewis holding the balance of power.
legislate greater autonomy for Canadian trade unions that are branches of international unions;
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/1972_Canadian_election   (843 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)

 Canada 2004 · Voter Turnout · Canadian Federal Election 2004
Canada 2004 · Voter Turnout · Canadian Federal Election 2004
In many general elections, several electoral districts were won by acclamation, hence, no eligible voters nor actual votes were recorded.
Furthermore, in some of the more remote districts, votes were cast but no voters' lists had been prepared.
www.nodice.ca /election2004/voterturnout.html   (92 words)

 Canadian federal election, 2004 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
For a timeline of major events and campaign stops, see Timeline of the Canadian federal election, 2004.
For maps showing party strengths by region and by riding, see Canadian federal election, 2004 map gallery.
The voter turnout fell by more than 3% from the 2000 federal election which had 64.1% turnout [2] (http://www.elections.ca/gen/rep/37g/table3_e.html).
www.biocrawler.com /biowiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2004   (2552 words)

 Canadian Revenue Agency Warns Churches to be Silent During Election or Lose Charitable Status
Janet Buckingham, Legal Counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), and Jennifer Leddy, Legal Counsel for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops were warned by revenue officials that should their church's become involved in "partisan" political activity during the then-upcoming 2004 federal election they would risk losing their tax-exempt status.
According to the federal agency, to avoid being 'partisan' means to not address issues on which the competing political parties have opposing views.
Gwen Landolt, legal counsel for REAL Women Canada, which does not have charitable status and is not constrained by the CRA, told LifeSiteNews.com that the CRA guidelines are a Liberal play to silence their opposition.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2004/aug/04081002.html   (479 words)

 Canadian federal election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
1988 Canadian election, Brian Mulroney's Tories are re-elected to a second majority government
1997 Canadian election, Chrétien's Liberals are re-elected to a second majority government
2004 Canadian election, is expected to be held this spring, Paul Martin will lead the Liberals who are looking for a fourth consecutive majority government
www.portaljuice.com /canadian_federal_election.html   (738 words)

 CANOE -- CNEWS - Politics: Alberta Election History
June 28, 1926: John Brownlee, who succeeds the ineffectual Greenfield in 1925, leads the UFA to a second term, winning 43 of 61 seats.
Despite the premier’s strong commitment to individualism and opposition to socialism and unions, Alberta’s per capita spending on social services exceeds the national average.
March 20, 1989: Getty is punished for calling a snap election by losing his own seat but his party remains in power with 59 of 83 seats.
cnews.canoe.ca /CNEWS/Politics/2004/11/22/726176.html   (1613 words)

 Finding Canadian statistics
In the interests of brevity, for Canadian sites which contain both English and French language resources, only English language sources are given here; most Canadian federal government Internet sites and some provincial sites include links to parallel French-language resources.
A small collection of Canadian social and macroeconomic statistics: key monthly and quarterly measures of economic performance, annual economic data, land area, plant and animal life, and environment, population traits and trends, education, culture, health, government finances, employment, justice, and elections.
Includes: dates of most recent general elections, number of candidates and political parties, number of polling stations, number of electors registered, voting results, number of valid votes by methods of voting, election expenses, cost of most recent general election in each jurisdiction.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /datalib/other/findcans.htm   (8821 words)

 Canadian Eleciton Results: 1867-2000
Source: Party Candidates and Votes: Library of Parliament; Turnout: Elections Canada
**Note that the official voter turnout figure in 2000 is 61.2%, but that Elections Canada later realized that this was based on a voters' list that was artificially inflated by almost a million duplicate names.
The actual turnout figure is now estimated to be about 64.1%.
www.sfu.ca /%7Eaheard/elections/1867-2000.html   (104 words)

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