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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.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC825966   (1245 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   (2443 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1993 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1993 was held on October 25, 1993.
The election was called by new Progressive Conservative Party leader Kim Campbell, near the end of her party's five year mandate.
The 1988 election had been almost wholly focused on the issue of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, and similarly the 1993 election was preceded by the agreement on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1993_Canadian_election   (3976 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   (2935 words)

 News In Review - September 1997- A Case Study of A House Divided   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Canada, every federal election is a turning point in the evolution of the nation and, as such, each is also a case study of where the country is at a particular point in time.
Understanding how a particular federal election reflects the current thinking of Canadians as a whole, of the issues and concerns that face them, and of their acceptance or rejection of political ideology is important to the understanding of the democratic process.
Canadian federal elections are often known for specific issues or events and are informally known as such.
www.cbc.ca /newsinreview/sept97/election97/casestud.html   (387 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1988 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
It was an election largely fought on a single issue: the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
The election was the last for Canada's Social Credit movement: the party won no seats, and had an insignificant portion of the popular vote.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/1988_Canadian_election   (540 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1972 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
The election was the second fought by Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1972_Canadian_election   (988 words)

 Encyclopedia: Canadian federal election, 1988
Canadian election turn-out is generally higher than that in the United States but lower than in most European nations.
The Canadian federal election of 1963 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons.
They were again disappointed by the failure of their new partnership with the labour movement to produce an electoral breakthrough, particularly in the province of Ontario, which has the largest population and the largest number of seats in the House of Commons.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-federal-election,-1988   (1203 words)

 Canadian Electoral Reform
Also, recent Canadian elections have witnessed a significant fall in voter turnout, which some say indicates that structural changes are needed in order to encourage greater participation.
In the 12 federal elections held in the last 40 years, 8 have resulted in majority governments, even though the winning party won a majority of votes only once, in 1984.
Broader discussions of elections are also found in Richard Johnson's Canadian Elections at the Millennium (pdf) and in Paul Howe's and David Northrup's Strengthening Canadian Democracy: The Views of Canadians.
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/reform.html   (2746 words)

 Federal Election Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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)

 Nelson - Political Science-Canadian Politics on the Web/Elections
The data from the 1997 election study are available on-line; the raw frequencies for a number of variables in their massive survey can be read directly with your browser, or you can download the full data set in SPSS format to analyze on your own computer.
Elections Canada provides the interim election results for the country as a whole, by province and by major metropolitan area.
Canadian Elections offers a table comparing the votes and seats won by parties on a national and provincial basis.
www.nelson.com /nelson/polisci/elections.html   (1123 words)

 Canadian federal election - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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)

 Canadian Dimension / Articles / A Chilling Echo of Bush’s Republicans, Federal Election 2006 (John Ryan)
In the 2006 election most of the original Reform-Alliance agenda which is still the basis of the current Conservative Party was almost entirely removed from their election platform–but there is no reason to believe that the party has actually turned its back on its original raison d’etre.
In the 2006 election campaign the Conservatives were evasive and unclear on the matter of the CBC, largely because they’re fully aware of the broad public support for this institution.
Probably a major objective of a majority Conservative government will be to eliminate the federal taxpayer subsidy to political parties of a $1.75 per vote, per year, and to replace this with unlimited “donations” from corporations–just as in their ideological homeland, the land of the stars and stripes.
canadiandimension.com /articles/2006/02/01/331   (3457 words)

 Thomson Nelson - Political Science Resource Centre
The raw survey data from the 1997 and 2004 elections are available for the CES and for the 1984-2000 election studies from York University.
Canadian Elections offers a table comparing the votes and seats won in 2004 by parties on a national and provincial basis.
Elections Canada provides the official results of the 1997 and 2000 general elections on line.
polisci.nelson.com /elections.html   (1396 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 1988 Canadian federal election was an election largely fought on a single issue: the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement.
The newly founded Reform Party of Canada also contested the election, but was considered little more than a fringe group, and did not win any seats.
Canadian federal elections Canadian federal election results (1980-1999)
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/canadian_federal_election__1988   (394 words)

 Canadian Election Study - Publications - Election 1997
The Correlates and Consequences of Anti-Partyism in the 1997 Canadian Election
We show that in the 1997 Canadian election perceptions of the local race in the constituency did affect the vote, but not perceptions of the race for who would form the government and the official opposition.
The paper uses the 1997 Canadian Election Study (CES) to determine whether there were significant dynamics in the 1997 Canadian election and to provide an assessment of the two key events of the campaign: the televised leader debates and the "Quebec" Reform ad.
www.ces-eec.umontreal.ca /publications1997.html   (3516 words)

 Shunpiking Online Vol 01 No 05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Election day for the 38th federal general election, set by the Governor in Council, will be Monday, June 28, 2004.
The changes to the Canada Elections Act follow a 2003 Supreme Court of Canada decision in which the court struck down as unconstitutional the requirement that a party had to endorse at least 50 candidates in a general election to receive certain benefits under the law.
Now any political party that runs at least one candidate in a general election or by-election and complies with the legal requirements in the Act may be registered.
www.shunpiking.com /ol0111/election.htm   (2088 words)

 Canadian Dimension / Articles / Canada’s Military Lobby (Steven Staples)
On the one side is a powerful alliance between those who want Canadians to give up their sovereignty and integrate with the United States and those who reject a role as a peace-broker and embrace the Bush doctrine of military and economic totalitarianism.
Canadians consistently put health care, the environment and the economy at the top of priority lists and defense at the bottom.
Chief amongst the lobby’s goals is to convince Canadians to give up the notion of peacekeeping and accept the U.S.-led “war on terrorism” as a Canadian priority, whether through a stronger defense of the homeland (immigration) or military interventions abroad (Afghanistan).
canadiandimension.com /articles/2006/07/07/554   (949 words)

 Harper congratulates Calderón while election results disputed | The Dominion
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called Mexican presidential candidate Felipe Calderón to congratulate him on his victory on Friday.
Exit polls are frequently used by neutral election observers as a way to judge the accuracy of vote counts.
In 1988, the founder of López Obrador's leftist party, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, lost to Carlos Salinas by one per cent of the vote--according to the official results.
dominionpaper.ca /canadian_news/2006/07/10/harper_con.html   (693 words)

 Cosmopolitan Party of Canada - Parti Cosmopolite du Canada: Calling Liberals
John Turner championed Canadian cultural, economic, and political sovereignty in the 1988 "Free Trade" election, as a former Prime Minister of Canada, and leader of the federal Liberal Party.
Canadian Liberals had realized since the Sir Wilfrid Laurier government, that "free trade" threatened the independence of Canada from a stated American "manifest destiny".
The abandoning of the systematic Liberal defence of Canadian independence has resulted in the undermining of Canada's social fabric under the ascending dominance of neo- conservative "Social Darwinistic" pressures associated with crass American materialism.
www.agoracosmopolite.com /liberals.htm   (254 words)

 Embassy Washington
The Act, which was strengthened in 1988 to include a more precise recognition of Canada's two-language character, gives French "equality of status" with English throughout the Parliament and federal institutions and courts of the country.
To accommodate the growing number of Canadians for whom neither English nor French is their mother tongue, the federal government in 1972 appointed the first minister responsible for multiculturalism, and it has since provided funding for multicultural activities.
Federal government institutions also help maintain Quebec's culture, and, in fact, Quebec artists receive a percentage of federal cultural funding much larger than the province's percentage of the population.
www.canadianembassy.org /government/quebec-en.asp   (1553 words)

 Online NewsHour: Parliamentary Elections in Canada -- November 28, 2000
Canadian television was able to call the election early last evening.
And Stephen Clarkson is a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto, and is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.
So at the federal level the bloc is not in good shape, but it's only a proxy for what really counts, which is the Independence Party which is in power in Quebec city, the capital of the province of Quebec.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/canada/july-dec00/election_11-28.html   (2159 words)

 1997 Canadian Federal  Election Results
When you examine the results of the 1997 elections, bear in mind that the party standings at the time of dissolution in October 2000 were rather different.
Voter turnout for the elections held between 1984 and 1997, both nationally and for each province, is available at Elections Canada.
The Canadian Election Study team have written a number of articles on voting behaviour in the 1997 federal election which are now available in full text on-line, including:
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/1997-results.html   (259 words)

 Electoral Systems
The Canada Elections Act first enfranchised all Canadian women over the age of...
Voters may vote only in the constituency in which they have been enumerated and for one of the candidates running in that constituency.
Voters must cast their ballots in the polling division where their names are registered.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC819893   (94 words)

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