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  New Democratic Party - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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 slight further decline.
Layton, a former Toronto city councillor, was elected at the party's leadership election in Toronto on January 25, 2003, defeating his nearest rival, longtime MP Bill Blaikie, on the first ballot with 53.5% of the vote.
Since then, the federal NDP is not integrated with a provincial party in that province; instead, it has a section, the Nouveau Parti démocratique-Section Québec (http://www.npd.qc.ca), whose activities in the province are limited to the federal level, whereas on the provincial level its members are individually free to support or adhere to any party.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/NDP   (1990 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   (6671 words)

 thetyee.ca Looks Bleak for Third Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 1920 general election, conducted in the aftermath of the First World War, saw a plethora of upstart political parties, many of which were composed of war veterans.
The 1924 general election also saw the emergence of the Provincial Party, an amalgam of disgruntled Tories and the United Farmers of B.C. Three seats were won by the new party, which disappeared before the next contest, although MLA G.A. Walkem won re-election as a Conservative.
It is evident that relatively few cnadidates win election to the legislature under minor party banners, and that many of those who do had earlier won their seats with a different, and often major, party.
thetyee.ca /Election/Battleground/2005/04/18/ThirdParties   (880 words)

 Canadian federal election, 1953 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian federal election of 1953 was held on August 10 to elect members of the 22nd Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent led his Liberal Party of Canada to another majority government, although the party lost seats to the other parties.
The Progressive Conservative Party, led by former Premier of Ontario, George Drew, formed the official opposition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_1953   (153 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)

 ACEC -- Article
His first was for a 1953 cartoon drawn when then-Liberal prime minister Louis St. Laurent was visiting Washington.
Election day was Aug. 22 and Macdonald won, and on Aug. 23 I was fired,'' Mr.
He was a Fellow of the Nova Scotia College of Art and a member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame.
www.canadiancartoonists.com /news_article_chambers.html   (1438 words)

 Elections BC -- Important Dates in BC Election History
Canadian citizenship recognized as qualification in addition to being a British subject (SBC 1947 c.47).
Voters in the general election approve a referendum providing a mechanism to recall sitting Members and to bring citizen initiatives before the Legislature or to province-wide referendum.
Elections Amendment Act (SBC 1992 c.72) lowers the voting age to 18 from 19 and eases restrictions on voting day registration.
www.elections.bc.ca /general/history.html   (1531 words)

 Jones Act - Practice and Procedure - Election of Alternative Remedies
Election is between alternatives accorded by maritime law, as modified.
Under 46 USCS Appx § 688, election to be made between suit in admiralty without jury and civil action with jury, each asserting claim based on negligence, belongs to seaman, not his employer, and employer may not require jury trial.
Election required by 46 USCS Appx § 688 is sufficiently indicated when one entitled to benefit thereof brings action at law alleging negligence and praying for damages.
www.shipguide.com /jones-act/vii_d_1.asp   (774 words)

 Canadian Expatriates: The Expat Blog: Look Waaaaay Up!
Canadian Expatriates, its contributors, and readers have been invited by Foreign Affairs Canada to participate in a series of eDiscussions.
The administration team is currently searching for Canadian expatriates who would be interested in contributing to the Expat Blog.
It is somewhat ironic then, that this Canadian cultural icon was actually an American who began his career in children's entertainment on the southern side of the 49th.
canadianexpatriatesblog.blogspot.com /2006/05/look-waaaaay-up_25.html   (965 words)

 Commanding Heights : Canada Overview | on PBS
One in five Canadians is unemployed in 1933.
After a close election in 1972, Trudeau is forced to form a minority government with the NDP.
He cuts federal transfers to the provinces, forcing them to shoulder more health and education costs.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/ca/ca_overview.html   (705 words)

Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Women in Politics: Becoming Full Partners in the Political Process (Ottawa: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1987).
the 1968 Federal Election in Ontario," in Kruhlak, 267-283.
Gerald L. Caplan, The Dilemma of Canadian Socialism: The CCF in Ontario (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973).
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~clarkson/courses/pol211y_bib.html   (12248 words)

 Library Resources for Canadian History
A Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces to 1953 with biographical index
The Prairie Provinces are dealt with in Peel's A Bibliography of the Prairie Provinces to 1953.
federal election results, 1878-1984, can be found in the appendix to Thorburn, H.G. Party politics in Canada (5th ed., 1985) classified as JL 195 T45 1985 (6LT).
www.ucalgary.ca /lib-old/subjects/HIST/canhist.html   (1713 words)

 Egwald Statistics — Canadian Elections — 1997
To this end, I collected data and calculated percentages for the 16 Canadian elections between 1949 and 1997.
Notice that the number of elections = 16, which equals the number of observations.
Since we are interested in the extent to which the four regions determine the winning party in a Canadian election, the number of independent variables = 4 (number of regions: E, OQ, P and BC).
www.egwald.com /statistics/canadianelections.php3   (462 words)

 Lennons meet Lester Pearson
He held on to that position until 1928 and left for a new career as "First Secretary" for the "Canadian Department of External Affairs".
In 1946, he returned to Canada and became "under-secretary of State for External Affairs." By 1948, he ran as a Liberal in a federal election and won a seat in Algoma East.
From 1951 to 1952, he served as Chairman of the NATO Council and then from 1952 to 1953, Lester Pearson became President of the United Nations General Assembly.
beatles.ncf.ca /pearson.html   (343 words)

 Doug's Dynamic Drivel: Political Drivel Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Canadians have watched, with a mixture of incredulity and concern, the shift to the right in the US and the absolute incompetence and deceitfulness of the Bush administration.
The Conservative Party of Canada never recovered from that election, they went from the ruling majority party (more than 155 seats) to obscurity with only 2 seats in 1993 and the most they recovered from that was to go to 20 seats in 1997 and then dropping again to 12 seats in 2000.
Canadians found that out to their dismay when Brian Mulroney led the old Conservative Party of Canada and was elected with a majority government.
www.thealders.net /blogs/archive/cat_political_drivel.html   (13971 words)

 Timeline 1953
1953 Mar 9, U.S. vs. Reynolds was a landmark ruling that formally established the government's "state secrets" privilege, a privilege that has enabled federal agencies to conceal conduct, withhold documents and block troublesome civil litigation, including suits by whistle-blowers and possible victims of discrimination.
1953 Federal regulators forced the Bank of America under S.H. Amacost into a cost cutting campaign that included the sale of the B of A headquarters, the closure of 187 branches and the company’s first layoffs.
1953 S.L. Miller, a chemist at the Univ.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1953.HTML   (8961 words)

 Canadian Politics: Riding by Riding
Tom Bell was first elected to Parliament in 1953 and stayed on until he lost to Liberal Mike Landers in 1974.
Most of the acrimony felt in the election was directed at the governing federal Liberals and the governing provincial Liberals; Wayne herself devoted a lot of rhetoric to Premier Frank McKenna and his caucus in Fredericton.
She was also attacked for her attendance record, although she said she spent a lot of time rebuilding the Progressive Conservative Party -- and claimed on election night to have been vindicated, both by her own constituents and by the success of the party in Atlantic Canada.
www.canpolitics.com /index.html   (2333 words)

 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.
It does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external sites.
www.nodice.ca /election2004/voterturnout.html   (92 words)

 Snuneymuxw First Nation - Election 2006
Snuneymuxw First Nation elections are conducted according to the SFN Electoral Code and Regulations that were adopted by a membership referendum in the summer of 2001.
Fred Schiffner was appointed by the SFN Chief and Council on October 28, 2005 to serve as the SFN Electoral Officer.
Any elector may appeal the results of the election or file a complaint at any time up to 30 days after Election Day.
www.snuneymuxw.ca /electioninfo.htm   (691 words)

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In the wake of the recent election, many of us are asking where are we now and where do we go from here.
What James Baldwin wrote in 1953, in the Cold War, is still true today, even truer today -- in the midst of the Iraq War -- than ever before: the "American" vision of the world (as officially promulgated and widely held) is "dangerously inaccurate and perfectly useless.
She was a recipient of the Government of Canada Awards, which funded her research on Japanese Canadian community as a visiting graduate student at the University of Victoria (1997-1998).
asa.press.jhu.edu /election_book2005.html   (11354 words)

 Canadian Election Results: 1867-2004
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 /~aheard/elections/1867-2004.html   (127 words)

 Proud To Be Canadian .ca
Democrats subscribe to the Brezhnev doctrine: “What we have, we hold.” Their interpretation of elections they win by a plurality is that they have a mandate for Ruth Bader Ginsburg; their interpretation of elections they lose is that this means they get to block all Republican nominees.
Last week a federal judge appointed by Jimmy Carter ruled the NSA program to surveil phone calls to al-Qaida members in other counties unconstitutional.
On the bright side, it is now official: Democrats are not merely confused patriots, so blinded by their hatred for President Bush that they cannot see their way to supporting any aspect of the war on terrorism.
www.proudtobecanadian.ca /columnists/index/writergroup/C15   (11603 words)

Percentage of Voting-Age Population that Voted in Federal Parliamentary Elections
*U.S. data is only for Presidential Election Years.
*Turnout in French Presidential Elections since 1965 has been between 67 and 75 percent.
publish.uwo.ca /~jnewman/elections1.htm   (41 words)

 Women Candidates in Canadian Elections: 1921-2006
1953 - Women as % of 265 MPs Elected: 1.5%
(The late John Wilson noted to me that the Library of Parliament mistakenly recorded 11 women candidates in the 1949 election when there were in fact 15; however, I have not been able to verify this).
I welcome any feedback and suggestions for fresh material to add to this site -
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/women-elected.html   (310 words)

 University of Alberta Libraries
Winspear Canadian Industry Database (WCID) - search for resources relating to industry in Canada and Alberta, including Energy, Oil and Gas, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Arts and Cultural Industries, Mining, Information Technology, Marketing, Environment Industry, etc, etc. Many of these resources are government documents.
Elections Canada - Canada's Electoral System, Elections Canada Official Reports and Voting Results (1996-present), Electoral Districts, Electoral Law and Policy, Political Parties, etc.
The Health of Canadians: The Federal Role - The Kirby Reports - from the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology.
www.library.ualberta.ca /subject/government/canfederal/index.cfm   (6450 words)

 Canadian Census and Federal Election Data
For a full listing of files available from Data Services, check the UBC Library's online catalogue.
The following is a list of Canadian Census and Federal Election Data files (collected by Don Blake) currently available on the central UNIX service.
NOTE: Some of the data files on the central UNIX service are compressed (.gz) because of their large size.
data.library.ubc.ca /datalib/gen/files_unixg/blake.html   (79 words)

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