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  Canadian federal election, 1867 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1867, held from August 7 to September 20, was the first election for the new nation of Canada.
It was held to elect members of the 1st Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
Elections held in the previous year in the Provinces of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia focused on the issue of whether or not to form a confederation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_1867   (406 words)

 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Voter Toolkit - Election Dictionary
Canadian politics in general is said to be more "left-leaning" than American politics because of the generally accepted socialist principles of health care, employment insurance and other government-administered policies with social impact.
The Conservatives were the country's first ruling party, with the election of Sir John A. Macdonald in 1867, although in the late1800s, the party was known as the "Liberal-Conservative Party." Considered to be on the political right-of-centre of Canadian politics.
Elections Canada defines a third party as "a person or group, other than a candidate, registered party or electoral district association of a registered party," and requires that they be registered if they spend $500 or more in election advertising expenses.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/voterstoolkit/electiondictionary.html   (5240 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.
For example, the Constitution Act of 1867 grants great power to the governor-general as the British sovereign’s representative, but because the governor-general is appointed and not elected, constitutional conventions have made the governor-general’s role largely symbolic.
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 Qwika - similar:Culture_of_Canada
The Canadian parliament after the 1867 election The Canadian federal election of 1867, held from August 7 to September 20, was the first election for the new nation of Canada.
Canadian identity refers to the set of characteristics and symbols that a majority of Canadians regard as expressing their unique place and role in the w...
Canadian content (cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable TV networks) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada.
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 Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Canada - Elections to the House of Commons
However, amendments to the British North America Act, 1867 - the core of Canada's Constitution - still had to be made by an Act of the British Parliament, as the federal and provincial governments were unable to agree on a generally acceptable amending procedure.
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.
electionresources.org /ca   (2310 words)

 NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY : Encyclopedia Entry
Over three election cycles, under the leadership of Audrey McLaughlin (1989-1995) — the first woman to be leader of a national political party in Parliament — in the first, and Alexa McDonough (1995-2003) over the next two, the party underwent a marked decline in popularity, a modest resurgence, and a modest decline in turn.
The NDP was routed in the 1993 election.
Those losses caused the federal NDP to be shut out in Saskatchewan for the first time since the 1965 election, despite obtaining 23% of the vote in the province.
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 Centrerion Canadian Politics: The Canadian Political System
However, as it is the Canadian Parliament's House of Commons and Senate which write legislation (the Queen is also part of Parliament), Her Majesty's powers are extremely limited; all the Queen does nowadays is give the "Royal Assent" as a formal recognition that a new law has been passed.
To serve on the Senate, one has to be a Canadian citizen, over age 30, own $4,000 of equity in land in their home Province, have over $4,000 as personal net worth and live in the province represented.
The members of Parliament (MPs) are elected by the general public during a federal election, for a term of 5 years, during which they sit in the House of Commons.
centrerion.blogspot.com /2006/04/canadian-political-system.html   (2039 words)

 Thomson Nelson - Political Dispute and Judicial Review -Canadian Politics on the Web/Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 /0176167447/elections.html   (1408 words)

 Canadian federal election results (1867-1879) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian Federal Election, 1867 - 1st General Election
Canadian Federal Election, 1872 - 2nd General Election
Canadian Federal Election, 1878 - 4th General Election
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election_results_(1867-1879)   (120 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)

 Voter turnout lowest since Confederation
Voter turnout in the 2004 election was lower than in any national election since Confederation in 1867, according to preliminary reports.
Canadian Blood Services may temporarily defer blood donations from people who have travelled to Kingston, Jamaica, and its surrounding province because of an outbreak of malaria in the popular winter vacation destination.
Canadian consumers should do their part to help with the climate crisis by using less water, purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles and taking public transit, Federal Environment Minister Rona Ambrose told a Senate environment committee.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2004/06/29/turnout040629.html   (1127 words)

 Canadian Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Canadian Flag: Given Canada's two founding nations, the French and the British, it should not be surprising that the Maple Leaf flag is not always popular in Quebec.
Elections Canada is one reason, but not the only one, that you do not see the absurdies of the U.S. 2000 election north of the border.
The new kid, successor to the REFORM PARTY, is the Canadian Alliance which is trying unite conservative interests in Canada and overcome the obstacles which REFORM faced in Ontario (with nearly 1/3 of the seats in the House of Commons).
www.fredonia.edu /department/polisci/canada.htm   (3477 words)

 2006 Federal Election Links - Canadian Social Research Links
Canadians have indicated consistently we want two things in health care: A publicly insured system that provides care and promotes health, there for people based on their need, not their ability to pay.
With the Canadian federal election coming in January, I will be providing an ongoing analysis of the party leaders' hand movements during their speeches and debates.
Canadians from all points on the political spectrum, all regions and all walks of life are joining FVC to demand a fair voting system – a fundamental requirement for healthy representative democracy and government accountability."
www.canadiansocialresearch.net /politics.htm   (5423 words)

 Was Canadian Conservative Leader Stephen Harper co-opted by Liberal power base?
Harper entered the federal election campaign in what appeared to be an upbeat and confident mood.
Here were Canadian conservatives in ecstasies: the arrogant, scandal-plagued Liberals had been left vulnerable by minority status, but their leader was thinking about calling it quits.
"According to the official Canadian document, Rules and Structure of the Privy Council office, published in Ottawa by the Privy Council in December 1996, there is a Canadian Privy Council Coordinator of Security and Intelligence and a Security and Intelligent Secretariat, which both report directly to the Queen in her capacity as Sovereign of Canada.
www.canadafreepress.com /2005/cover011705.htm   (833 words)

 EPL.ca: Federal Elections
You can vote if you are a Canadian citizen, and if you are at least 18 years old on election day.
“Elections Canada is the agency responsible for conducting federal general elections, by-elections and referendums.
"Elections Canada offers information, education and accessibility services to persons who have a disability, seniors, persons with limited reading and writing skills, and persons living in transitional situations (homeless or living in a shelter for victims of abuse).
www.epl.ca /EPLMaster.cfm?id=ELECTIONS0000002   (1714 words)

 Embassy Washington
1867 — The Constitution Act, 1867 joins Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Confederation as a constitutional monarchy under the British Crown.
The Quebec legislature withholds its consent, but the Supreme Court of Canada rules that it is bound by the Constitution.
1992 — The Charlottetown Accord, a comprehensive package of constitutional reforms including, among other things, aboriginal self-government, election of the Senate, guarantee of 25 per cent of House of Commons seats to Quebec and distinct society recognition for the province, is defeated in a national referendum.
www.canadianembassy.org /government/evolution-en.asp   (501 words)

 Nova Scotia Separatists (1867)
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Provincial elections held in Nova Scotia in 1867 had swept Conservative and the government of pro-confederate Premier Charles Tupper out of office.
At 7:30 pm, Friday, November 8, 1867, their leader Joseph Howe rose to respond to the Speech from the Throne and proceeded to vehemently explain his objections to confederation.
www.duhaime.org /canadian_history/cahi1867.aspx   (643 words)

 Self-Government and Federal Union: 1841-1867 - Canadian Heritage
On September 1 a group of Canadian visitors from the new Canadian Coalition ministry arrived by government steamer at the little island capital, glowing amid late summer sunshine and the excitement of a visiting circus.
Thus federalism and responsible parliamentary government were to be combined in the central sphere of a new constitution.
As for the London Conference that ran on into 1867, it made some revisions in the original Quebec scheme; but basically it approved a federal system built upon the Quebec Resolutions which then was put through the imperial Houses of Parliament in the spring of 1867 as the British North America Act.
www.canadianheritage.org /books/canada7.htm   (11618 words)

 Canada Election · Canadian Federal Election · Federal Election Canada · Canada's Federal Election Resource
Complete federal electoral results by party from 1867 to 2000.
Is the outcome of the 2004 Federal Election positive or negative for Canada?
Canada 2004, the 'Site', is an independent website about the upcoming federal election in Canada.
www.nodice.ca /election2004   (422 words)

 2004 Federal Election Links - Canadian Social Research Links
Report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that the tax policies in the Conservatives’; election platform benefit men and upper-income families.
Report from the CPRN talks to Canadians about their vision for Canada; finds that citizens want government to play an important role in the care of children.
One that is to be held responsible to ALL Canadians.
www.canadiansocialresearch.net /politics_2004_fed_election.htm   (6110 words)

 Federal Politics - Canadian Heritage Gallery
The original of this famous painting by Robert Harris was destroyed in the 1916 Parliament buildings fire.
A Young Wilfrid Laurier The young Wilfrid Laurier, born in Lower Canada in 1841, as a rising Quebec Liberal and distinguished in law and journalism.
Robert Borden Robert Borden (1854-1937), Nova Scotia-born, he entered provincial parliament in 1896, took command of the federal Conservative party in 1901, and was Canadian Prime Minister, 1911-1920.
www.canadianheritage.org /galleries/federalpolitics0100.htm   (295 words)

They are experimenting with some live feeds from the Senate over the Internet.
Canadian Politics, Elections and Political Parties - The Canadian political scene, the electoral system, federal and provincial elections and links to major Canadian political parties.
Lois Constitutionnelles de 1867 a 1982 - commentary on Canadian constitutional law.
www.angelfire.com /il3/CanadianGoose/on_the_hill.html   (324 words)

 Canadian Geographic: Historical Maps
In 1871, British Columbia agreed to join Canada after the federal government promised a transcontinental railroad to make trade easier with East.
He promised the federal government would assume its debt, give it a cash subsidy and provide a steamer service between the island and the mainland.
Canada's first federal election is held in September of 1867 with only 11 percent of the population allowed to vote.
www.canadiangeographic.ca /mapping/mappingcanada/1867.asp   (704 words)

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