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 Elections in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elections are generally held in either the fall or spring.
In the Canada Elections Act, inmates serving a sentence of at least two years are also prohibited from voting, but on October 31, 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that such a law violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and was rendered of no force or effect.
Much speculation had surrounded how long of the campaign for the 39th federal election would be in 2006, especially as it became certain the election would be called in the weeks preceding Christmas 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_federal_election   (1316 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 Freedoms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In order for a Federal political party to be considered a federal party and permitted to run in the Canadian Federal elections, this party must have one member running in each Territory or Province, during the election.
Federal politics has in many points slid backwards in times, which goes back to ideologies that were created of the absolute rule from medieval times, when the rulers would carry out whatever actions they wish, without any accountability to the people.
Also, if any federal political party is found to be guilty of bullying, intimidating, censoring, or oppressing a citizen of Canada and denying that person a right to speak out, then leaders of that party must be held responsible for their members’ actions, in a court of law.
www.fathers.ca /canadian_freedoms.htm   (4653 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)

 DPLS: Internet Crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Previous Canadian Election Studies for 1984, 1988 and 1993 can be downloaded at the Institute for Social Research (under Downloads); 1965, 1968, 1972 and 1974 are available from ICPSR (subscription required) under the titles Canadian Federal Election Study and Canadian National Election Study.
The Federal Elections Project sets out to match the precinct-level results of the U.S. federal election in 2000 with demographic data (primarily figures on voting age residents and ethnic/race categories) from the 2000 U.S. Census, generally at the town or county level.
The objective of the Archive is to systematically collect election statistics in as much detail as possible, including, as a minimum, the results at the level of the individual election districts in which votes are converted into seats.
dpls.dacc.wisc.edu /newcrossroads/links.asp?cat=Elections   (2457 words)

 2004 Canadian federal elections - Canada is entering a new period of turmoil
The 2004 Canadian federal election is looking to be the closest race since the 1970s.
The Canadian people are dissatisfied not only with the current political situation, but with the roots of the bourgeois democratic process itself.
Elections are merely a snapshot of the processes within a society at any given time.
www.marxist.com /canada/canada_fed_elections04.html   (2229 words)

 Canada’s Federal Elections - 2006
Canadian Immigration policies under a Conservative government - Canada ...
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The conundrum is that on the one hand current immigration selection rules favour individuals with education and work experience while on the other, newcomers often face insurmountable hurdles to have their foreign credentials recognized to become employed in their vocation.
Canadian immigration rules, under a complex formula, now recognize the rights of same sex couples as a member of the family class or as an accompanying family member under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who have married in Canada.
www.immigration.ca /permres-gii-elections2006.asp   (998 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)

 Canadian Elections (March 2, 2006)
The recent Canadian federal elections should be an ominous warning to the Americans who have recently felt that fleeing to Canada might be a good alternative to living under the Bush Regime.
Canadian voters perceive the allegedly leftist (actually under the control of labor unions for multinationals) NDP as too socialist, so they were propagandized into voting Conservative as an alternative to political corruption (as if Conservative politicians weren't all corporate pimps).
At least in the way it played out in Canadian mass media, it seemed to be an election where the choices were between a corrupt Liberal Government and the Conservatives, who had a Quayle-like candidate for Prime Minister, and also made a campaign promise to reduce sales taxes.
eatthestate.org /10-13/CanadianElections.htm   (2380 words)

 CIC Canada | A Look at Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years old may run in a federal election.
Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency of Parliament responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums.
The voters lists used during federal elections and referendums are produced from the National Register of Electors, a permanent database of Canadian citizens 18 years of age and older, who are qualified to vote in federal elections and referendums.
www.cic.gc.ca /english/citizen/look/look-16e.html   (1383 words)

 ipedia.com: Canadian federal election, 1993 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The election also saw the rise of two new parties: the Bloc Québécois, which became the Official Opposition, and the Reform Party, which also won many seats.
She had replaced Brian Mulroney, who was considered one of the most unpopular Prime Ministers in Canadian history because of his failed constitutional reforms and the poor state of the Canadian economy.
While she was expected to lose the election, she was forced to call one as the Tories' five-year mandate had almost expired.
www.ipedia.com /canadian_federal_election__1993.html   (607 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)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Students Enjoy Canadian Elections, Beer
Over 100 people indulged in Molson Canadian beer, Canada Dry ginger ale and live coverage of the Canadian federal elections last night at the ARCO Forum at the Kennedy School of Government.
The audience was pleased with the election results and took the opportunity to dig into Canada's right-wing minority.
Harvard College Canadian Club Co-Prime Minister Karen W. Kiang '01 said the recent increase in support for the Canadian Alliance worries her.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=102509   (584 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)

 counterweights - NEW FRACTURED SCENE IN OTTAWA .. Canadians should just get used to it?
(And seeing that the last Canadian federal election was less than nine months ago, that may not be such a bad thing.) A new Strategic Counsel poll now shows the Harper Conservatives in a 32%—32% dead heat with the still leaderless Liberals.
As if to show that he is a true man of the people, the Canadian Press has reported as well that "Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald says he wants senators to support a bill that would limit their terms in office to eight years...
And more generally the "Canadian economy is having more trouble than expected in adjusting to a new world of high commodity prices, a strong Canadian dollar and global competition, the Bank of Canada says...
www.counterweights.ca /cms/content/view/168   (1943 words)

 Toronto SEP meeting discusses Canadian, US elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The opening report was delivered by Keith Jones, national secretary of the Canadian SEP and a member of the international editorial board of the WSWS.
Jones began by observing that the Canadian elections were taking place in the context both of the unprecedented upsurge of US imperialism and of an ongoing radicalization of wide layers of the population.
Behind this calculation, Jones explained, was concern on the part of the Canadian bourgeoisie that the invasion of Iraq would undermine the multilateral institutions which have long been its preferred strategy in a world dominated by greater powers.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/jul2004/toro-j05.shtml   (1012 words)

 Canadian Federal Elections - CKA
Its election time, and CKA is holding a poll to see who the visitors of this site vote for.
Visit the Canadian Federal Elections Forums to discuss the elections.
Canadian Political Comics All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
www.canadaka.net /modules.php?name=elections   (245 words)

 Egwald Statistics — Canadian Elections — 2006
The 2006 Canadian Federal Election resulted in a minority government for the Conservative Party.
Over the last nineteen elections, the previous smallest percentage of seats of Ontario and Quebec won by the party forming the government was 49 percent.
The nineteen Canadian Federal Elections (1949-2006) resulted in eight minority governments and eleven majority governments.
www.egwald.com /statistics/canadianelections2006.php   (1110 words)

 Elections-Canada.com: Ethics in Politics toward Democracy and Social Justice
She was the apparent victim of a pattern of apparent electoral irregularities in her Hamilton-East Liberal nomination battle that she had lost.
It is apparent that Elections Canada itself has become assimilated into a culture of governance with a turbulent record.
According to an another reliable source, "based upon Election Canada's fiasco over the Cosmopolitan application, Canada could very well be 'sleep-walking' into a prospective national electoral fiasco in the next federal election.
www.elections-canada.com /wmview.php?ArtID=1   (608 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Is there a Muslim Vote in Canada? by David Ouellette
Ultimately, Canadian Muslims are as divided as the rest of Canadian voters between the pluralism of the Liberal Party, the championing of traditional values by the Conservative Party and the third-world and pro-Palestinian militancy of the New Democrats.
The Canadian Arab Federation (CFA) and CAIR-CAN, authors of a booklet advising Muslims on how to avoid collaborating with Canadian counter-terrorism investigations, met last April with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Anne McLellan to present her their recommendations for the revision of the anti-terror law.
Unlike its American neighbor, where the ethnicization of politics is common, Canadian electoral patterns are regionalized: the Conservative West, the Liberal Centre and the New Democrat East.
www.frontpagemag.com /articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13803   (973 words)

 Missoulian - Canadian election being closely watched on both sides of the border
KALISPELL - With Canadian federal elections less than a week away, folks on both sides of the border are watching closely the race to represent Montana's neighbor, southeastern British Columbia.
Downstream residents - and not a few local Canadians - have fought those proposals, however, arguing coal and coalbed methane projects could taint transboundary waters and impact sensitive fisheries and cross-border wildlife populations.
Nationwide polls in the run-up to the election indicate that the Conservatives are poised to wrest the reins of the federal government from the Liberal Party, which has ruled for 13 years.
www.missoulian.com /articles/2006/01/19/news/mtregional/news05.txt   (907 words)

 EPL.ca: Federal Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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)

 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 Liberals opted to hold any major announcements until after the Christmas holidays; as a result, Harper dominated media coverage for the first weeks of the campaign and was able to define his platform and insulate it from expected Liberal attacks.
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   (3789 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)

 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)

 Tonetheman's Weblog : Weblog
In Canadian Federal elections, two barely-paid representatives of each party, known as "scrutineers," are present all day at the voting place.
The population of Canada is about the same as California, so the elections are of comparable scale.
In the last Canadian Federal election the entire vote was counted in four hours.
jroller.com /page/Tone?entry=voting_machines_followup   (176 words)

 Canadian Politics and Elections
There were two major studies of the 2004 Canadian national election.
Both projects conducted national surveys of the Canadian electorate during the 2004 election campaign and immediately afterwards.
Andre Blais (University of Montreal) and Neil Nevitte (University of Toronto), "The 2004 Canadian National Election Study".
www.apsanet.org /section_252.cfm   (289 words)

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