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 Canadian Election Law & Policies
Elections Canada also provides a number of plain English overviews of the laws and policies governing the conduct of federal elections.
A controversial aspect of federal election laws is the limits placed on private individuals and groups who are not running in the election but who wish to advertise in support of or against specific candidates or parties.
This law was challenged during the 2000 election, by Stephen Harper when he headed up the National Citizens Coalition, on the grounds that the law is an unconstitutional limit on the freedom of expression and of the voters' rights to be fully informed of all points of view.
www.sfu.ca /~aheard/elections/laws.html   (2146 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.
The election was held on January 23, 2006.
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)

  
 xymphora: Canadian election
He surrounded himself with an unseemly bunch of ruthless corporate lobbyists, PR spinners and the right-wing edge of the usually very centrist Liberal Party, and was unwilling or unable to shake these people as their malign influence pulled him down.
In their last election, some of their crazier social conservatives opened their mouths and spilled the truth of what they intended to do.
Towards the end of the campaign, they even sent word to their American conservative brothers not to gloat about the upcoming Canadian election result, for fear of alerting Canadians that they were falling into a trap.
xymphora.blogspot.com /2006/01/canadian-election.html   (1126 words)

  
 counterweights - canadian politics and news - LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE ... the conscience of the nation ...
Even as the four Canadian federal party leaders were up in an airplane over the Atlantic Ocean, returning from their all-too-short vacation in the Netherlands, the ordinary Members of Parliament back in Ottawa seem to have begun the long-awaited quick march to wherever it is Canadian federal politics is going at last.
Culminating with federal legislation in 1977, the new official status of a "Canadian citizen," first introduced in the immediate wake of the brave sacrifices of the Second World War, has now altogether supplanted the earlier status of a mere "British subject" resident in Canada, in the vanished old global empire.
The Canadians of the great generation who did more than their fair share of liberating Europe in the Second World War set the stage for the next Canada that began its long slow growth at the end of the war, with the first Canadian Citizenship Act of 1947.
www.counterweights.ca /cms/content/view/60   (5135 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)

  
 IAFF: Correspondence on Legislative Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
December 13, 2005 — As voters prepare to go to the polls on January 23, IAFF affiliates across Canada are preparing to bring fire fighter issues forward and to support local election candidates who will advance the IAFF's federal legislative agenda in the next session of parliament.
The election presents an excellent opportunity for the IAFF to capitalize on recent advances in the Canadian Legislative Agenda, particularly on the need to establish a national Public Safety Officer Compensation (PSOC) benefit and secure federal funding for hazardous materials and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) response training for Canada's first responders.
In the current election campaign, IAFF members are being urged to seek commitments from any candidate they endorse, and to educate all candidates about the IAFF's legislative priorities at the federal level in Canada.
www.iaff.org /politics/ca/content/updates/election_2006.htm   (476 words)

  
 Folkstone Design: Canadian Elections
Some of the best observations during this election come from people calling in and comedians who say it like it is. The party leaders turned up the rhetoric and did not let their members speak freely about what they understand as experts in their respective fields of endevor.
Ever the optimist I had hoped that with this election we might broaden our perspective and understand that we are part of a global community, add a little humor, and change the world for the better.
Canadians from all points on the political spectrum, all regions and all walks of life are joining FVC to demand a fair voting system Ð a fundamental requirement for healthy representative democracy and government accountability."
www.folkstone.ca /main/community/CDNElection/CDNElection.html   (3805 words)

  
 Federal leaders come out swinging as Jan. 23 election set   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Party leaders came out swinging Tuesday after Parliament was officially dissolved, triggering the longest federal election campaign in a quarter-century that will end with a vote on Jan. 23 in the throes of winter.
The election call came a day after Martin's Liberal minority government fell in a no-confidence vote, a year and five months after it was voted into office.
Canadian Space Agency officials are hoping a Canadian will be part of an international team that could be living on the moon within 20 years.
www.cbc.ca /story/canadavotes2006/national/2005/11/29/elxn-called.html   (1697 words)

  
 Astrological notes on the 2004 Canadian Federal election
This election will be about health care, war and defence, and acceptance of refugees and immigrants; the Parliament elected here will be charged with leading us out of a morass of scandals and complicated issues, into a situation of material security.
One significant issue for the Canadian health care system is the idea of citizens being allowed to purchase their own health care services separate from the government-provided system, and the Jupiter/Uranus opposition highlights the tension caused by that issue.
Harper's natal Saturn is on the election's Ascendant, his natal Neptune is on the Midheaven, and his natal Mars is on the election's Descendant.
ansuz.sooke.bc.ca /astrology/election04.php   (9473 words)

  
 Canadian Federal Election Campaign 2005/2006: David Thomson - My Platform: Campaign Signs
After competing in the 2001 provincial election under the banner of the B.C. Action Party, it had been my fervent intention to campaign in the 2005, British Columbia, provincial election as an independent.
Finally, the Canadian Action Party is not influenced by corporate or union dollars; we are funded by people like you and so their loyalties and mine will not be compromised.
By far the greatest criminal act in the history of Canadian politics was the usurpation of the powers of the Bank of Canada.
british-columbia.ca.human-rights.org /MyPlatform.html   (1097 words)

  
 Realty Times - Real Estate News and Advice
The Canadian election is about to kick into high gear, with the holidays almost behind us.
The first is for a strong federal role in housing, including the presence of a federal housing minister.
A consumer advocacy group, Canadians for Properly Built Homes (CPBH) is calling on the federal government to revise the National Building Code "to help ensure that all homes are safe, healthy, durable and energy efficient.
realtytimes.com /rtcpages/20051229_election.htm   (654 words)

  
 Canadian Federal Election Imminent — Monday Non-Confidence Vote Scheduled
OTTAWA, November 25, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Monday is D-Day for Canada’s opposition parties as they are scheduled to debate and vote on a non-confidence motion tabled yesterday by Conservative leader Stephen Harper with the support of the Bloc Quebecois and NDP parties.
The Globe and Mail reported yesterday that the Liberals are planning to run a negative election campaign that will peak near the end of the campaign during which time they will use most of their advertising budget to trash the opposition.
The removal of religious freedom and freedom of expression and conscience resulting from the imposition of same-sex ‘marriage” are seen as a last straw development motivating social conservative Canadians to finally become active in the political process.
www.lifesite.net /ldn/2005/nov/05112508.html   (509 words)

  
 :: SCAN | journal of media arts culture ::
Thus, as Glaser (2005) argues, "While you can put your [RSS] feeds into news sections, you still can't pre-empt the top news story of the day." Additionally, users are 'prompted' with a pre-selected list of RSS feeds in order to lower the tech-savvy threshold and increase the spread of RSS.
The news stories visualised in the Figures 1 and 2, the election debate maps, were gathered from Google news one hour after the end of the nationally televised leaders debate.
Thus in conclusion we tend to agree with Paul's (2005) view that on-line news is still far from reaching its potential as a “cutting edge news vehicle” as forecast by digital pioneers in the mid-1990’s.
scan.net.au /scan/journal/display.php?journal_id=72   (3916 words)

  
 Canadian federal election, 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Additionally, the Liberal Party began airing controversial TV Harper was also criticized for his position supporting the American-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The term "hidden agenda", used commonly in the 2000 election to refer to Stockwell Day, began surfacing with increasing regularity with regard to Harper's history of supporting privatized health care.
All together the new Conservatives fell from the combined Canadian Alliance-Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 of 37%, to only 29% of the vote, yet still gained 21 extra seats, finishing in second-place with 99 seats..
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election,_2004   (2712 words)

  
 Boing Boing: Canadians: ballot-eating during Federal elections is a crime!
Canadians: ballot-eating during Federal elections is a crime!
While looking for advanced polling information for the Canadian federal election in January, I stumbled upon this question on the Elections Canada FAQ page.
Both incidences of ballot-eating happened in Alberta, where many of us are disheartened by how all but one or two of the province's twenty-eight ridings are easily won by the Conservatives in every federal election.
www.boingboing.net /2005/12/26/canadians_balloteati.html   (234 words)

  
 Canadian Federal Election 2000
The official Liberal Party response to the CLC Election 2000 questionnaire states that "the Liberal Party supports a woman's right to choose." This is the first time that the party has stated this to be its official position, although pro-life Liberals say that its Chretien's policy, not theirs.
Increase the married and equivalent spouse amount to $12,000 by 2005.
They are the Canadian Action Party (CAP), led by Paul Hellyer, the Communist Party (Miguel Figuera), the Green Party (Joan Russow), the Marijuana Party (Marc-Boris St-Maurice), the Marxist-Leninist Party, (Sandra Smith), the Natural Law Party (Dr. Neil Paterson and Dr. Ashley Deans), and the Rest of Canada Party (ROC) (Ace Cetinski).
www.theinterim.com /2000/election2000/partyprofiles.html   (2286 words)

  
 Canadian Politics Suck
Edit: I forgot to mention that on a lark, the Canadian Press decided to go and dream up their fantasy Quebec IIHF hockey roster.
Canada is known world wide for being a pretty tolerable place with a great track record on ensuring that basic rights, freedoms and privledges are given to anyone irregardless of their race, religion or sexual orientation.
Majority of seats) decides to call an election or B) The party in power loses a non confidence vote in parliament and in theory this is supposed to be a sign of disfavor that the people have for the current government and as such a new election must be held.
loganpolitics.blogspot.com   (945 words)

  
 2006 Federal Election Links - Canadian Social Research Links
CCAAC Election Resources include the usual political party and platform links, along with current news articles, links to other organizations and information about child care --- read what the main parties are saying about child care, and the CCAAC response to their platforms.
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.
www.canadiansocialresearch.net /politics.htm   (5532 words)

  
 Next Canadian Election - Spring 2005
Paul Martin has taken what only last year was supposed to be a slam-dunk historic sweep of the country and bungled it into a minority....losing miserably in Quebec where he was supposed to finish off the Bloc Québécois once and for all.
The NDP trying to press the Liberals hard for their support without appearing to be unreasonable in an effort to get Martin to call an election as early as possible.
A fall election is out of the question, unless the judicial inquiry into the ADSCAM scandal hits the fan in a big way.
www.calder.net /bcalder/2004-06-30-minority-government.php   (890 words)

  
 Federal Election News and Rumours
The CP continues is terrible political writing with this opener: “The Ghost of Campaigns Past has returned to haunt Prime Minister Paul Martin as he attempts to put the sponsorship scandal behind him and win back voters in Quebec.
And, just because I have nothing else to say, CTV’s Election Blog is actually starting to prove worthwhile reading this campaign.  Headlines right now include such gems as: The Battle in Quebec — for Ontario; Where the Leaders Are; and a take on the federal election from Clinton’s speechwriter.
Creating Opportunities for All Canadians: In order to fully participate in the 21st century economy, we must ensure that all Canadians have the opportunity to acquire the skills, training and education they need.
federalelection.wordpress.com   (1549 words)

  
 Election 2005
The special voting requirements for Canadian military personnel.
After a federal election or referendum is called, use the voting kit that Elections Canada will send you at the address you provide.
Elections Canada won't be able to get a ballot to voters if you apply too late; and, by law, your vote cannot be counted if it arrives after the deadline.
www.ctv.ca /mini/election2005/static/voter_toolkit/vote_overseas.html   (104 words)

  
 Human Rights Agenda | Canadian Federal Election 2006
The 39th Parliament that will come into existence after the federal elections of 2006 will function with a minority government.
While human rights were not very prominent in the Conservative Party's election platform, its members do have a tradition of listening to citizens' concerns.
Sending a campaign postcard or a letter to an elected official is a powerful way to get our message across, but direct personal contact between constituents and politicians at the local level is an even more effective form of campaigning.
www.amnesty.ca /archives/hr_agenda_election.php   (2173 words)

  
 Election Prediction Project
Federal Election - Canada - 23rd January 2006
Federal Election - Canada - 28th June 2004
Disclaimer: Members of Election Prediction Project do not endorse and assume no responsibility for opinion expressed in this website.
www.electionprediction.org   (86 words)

  
 UBC Election Stock Market Canadian Federal Election 2000
The 2000 UBC/National Post Election Stock Market is a financial market in which the ultimate values of the contracts being traded are based on the outcome of the 2000 elections to the Canadian Federal Parliament in Ottawa to be held on Monday November 27.
See the results from the 1997 federal election, riding by riding.
Also see our new voter migration model for the next federal election to be held some time before 2005.
esm.ubc.ca /CA01   (282 words)

  
 Sterling Communication - Making good news better, making bad news go away.
To hear the ad, which ran during the recent Canadian federal election, click here.
Sterling Communication is the agency of record for the Guardian Angels' expansion into Canada.
Sterling Communication wrote and designed more than 400 targeted print and radio advertisements during the recent Canadian federal election, and was was singled out for recognition by Canada's national newspaper:
www.sterling-communication.com   (530 words)

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