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  Official Opposition (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition (French: L'Opposition Loyale de Sa Majesté) in Canada is usually the largest parliamentary opposition party in the Canadian House of Commons that is not in government either on its own or as part of a governing coalition.
It is styled as "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" to show that, although the group may be against the sitting government, it remains loyal to the Crown (the embodiment of the Canadian state), and thus to Canada.
From 1993 to 2003, the Official Opposition in the Senate was the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, even though the Bloc Québécois from the Official Opposition in the House from 1993 to 1997, followed by the Reform Party of Canada, and then the Canadian Alliance from 1997 to 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Official_Opposition_(Canada)   (789 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Official Opposition
Singapore exemplifies a case of a numerically weak opposition; South Africa under the apartheid regime maintained a long-term imbalance in the parliament.
The title of "Official Opposition" usually goes to the largest of the parties sitting in Opposition with its leader being given the title Leader of the Opposition.
Opposition is also a name given, in debates, to the team which disagrees with and tries to disprove a motion.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Official-Opposition   (546 words)

  
 Canada's Official Opposition to found new right-wing party
The Reform Party, the Official Opposition in Canada's Parliament, is seeking to create a new right-wing political vehicle to unseat the Chretien Liberal government at the next federal election.
Canada's ruling party from 1984 to 1993, the Tories were almost obliterated in the 1993 election, winning just 2 of the then 295 House of Commons seats.
Canada's oldest political party the Tories are, by contrast, the quintessential establishment party, the party most closely identified with the interests of the Bay Street banking and financial houses.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/mar1999/can1-m03.shtml   (1445 words)

  
 Leader of the Opposition
In Canada in the House of Commons, the "political party which has the right to be called the 'Official Opposition' is the largest minority group which is prepared, in the event of the resignation of the Government, to assume office.
By a resolution of the assembly and subsequently by statute, the allowance for the leader of the opposition was divided between all the opposition parties or groups.
First, it is the practice of the Speaker to recognize the Leader of the Opposition or a member of the "official opposition" first in reply to the Speech from the Throne, the budget address and ministerial statements and in question period.
www.gov.ns.ca /legislature/legc/opp_lead.htm   (2351 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: The Official Opposition in Canada
The Official Opposition is also considered to be the alternative government; accordingly, the Official Opposition maintains a Shadow Cabinet of MPs that often mirrors the portfolios of Cabinet Ministers.
The leader of the Official Opposition is referred to as the “Leader of the Opposition” and customarily lives at Stornoway, the Leader's official residence in Ottawa.
Mirroring the House of Commons, the Official Opposition is represented in the Senate Chamber by the party with the greatest number of seats in the Senate that is not in power.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/official-opposition/role-opposition.html   (651 words)

  
 Leader of the Opposition (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leader of the Opposition (French: Chef de l'Opposition) in Canada is the Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons who leads Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition (the body in Parliament recognized as the Official Opposition).
The exception is the period between 1993 and 2003 when succeeding Official Opposition parties in the House of Commons had no counterpart in the Senate.
From 1993 to 2003 the official opposition in the Senate was the Progressive Conservative Party therefore the leader of the Progressive Conservatives in the House of Commons chose the leader of the opposition in the Senate.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leader_of_the_Opposition_(Canada)   (320 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Official Opposition (Australia)
The Official Australian Opposition is referred to simply as The Opposition; the title Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, used in some other Commonwealth Realms, rarely appears in Australia.
The Opposition in Australia fulfils the same function as the official opposition in other Commonwealth of Nations monarchies.
The Official Opposition at the level of the States and Territories are:
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Official-Opposition-(Australia)   (433 words)

  
 No du Rapport 01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Official Opposition notes that despite widespread media reports that a majority of the committee had voted to remove this 50/50 promise from the draft report, including extensive quotes from Liberal members who had allegedly voted this clause down, the final version of the report had the original 50/50 promise back in.
The Official Opposition believes that if the government truly believed in delivering real, significant tax relief to Canadians, they would make the removal of bracket creep their top priority.
The Official Opposition also advocates that the government implement policy options that eliminate the existing child care discrimination in the tax code between single-income earner families and those with both parents in the paid workforce.
www.parl.gc.ca /InfoComDoc/36/2/FINA/Studies/Reports/finarp01/21-ref-e.htm   (2027 words)

  
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Official parties are granted certain privileges: guaranteed time during the question period, extra funding for research and operational staff, etc. Currently, only the Liberal Party of Canada, the Bloc Quebecois, and the Reform Party are official parties.
The official Opposition is the party that has the largest number of seats in the House of Commons other than the party in power.
The status of official Opposition carries with it certain privileges, such as leading off in the daily question period, and having the first chance to reply in debates on government bills and motions.
www.info-canada.com /about_politics.asp   (3340 words)

  
 Reform Party of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Reform Party of Canada was a Western-based political party that grew out of a coalition of discontented Western interest groups.
Nonetheless, the Canadian election of June 1997 saw the Reform Party of Canada register a stunning success in emerging as Her Majesty's Official Opposition.
Before achieving Opposition status, Reform Party leader Preston Manning had repeatedly stated that he would not move into the official residence of Stornoway, describing the house as an unnecessary luxury paid for by Canadian taxpayers.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /PrinterFriendly.cfm?ArticleId=A0006737   (820 words)

  
 Conservative Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003.
The party formed the Official Opposition in the House of Commons until Parliament was dissolved on November 29, 2005.
The party is considered by some to be Canada's version of the United States' Republican Party and the United Kingdom's Conservative Party due to their conservative positions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conservative_Party_of_Canada   (3223 words)

  
 Official Opposition
In Alberta the Official Opposition consists of MLAs belonging to the party with the second highest number of seats in the Assembly.
Opposition parties present themselves as alternatives to the government, criticizing policies, offering their own policies, and keeping the public aware of what the government is doing or not doing.
The opposition is a government-in-waiting, and the Leader of the Opposition is a Premier-in-waiting.
www.abheritage.ca /abpolitics/process/opposition.html   (223 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: The Official Opposition in Canada
As indicated, the Official Opposition plays a crucial role in the parliamentary system – especially in a time of minority government.
Indeed, the Official Opposition is arguably the most important political check or balance to government power in Canada.
The Official Opposition’s role in the House of Commons.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/official-opposition   (280 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: The Official Opposition in Canada
After the 1925 federal election: the Official Opposition, represented by the Conservative Party, is actually the party with the greatest number of elected members in the House of Commons.
While the opposition parties represented in the House of Commons have changed throughout the course of Canadian history, one of the most striking trends in Canadian politics since the 1990s has been the waning dominance of traditional, national political parties such as the Liberals, Conservatives, and NDP, and the emergence of regionally-based opposition parties.
The emergence of new parties such as the Bloc Québécois (a Quebec-based separatist party that formed the Official Opposition from 1993 to 1997) and, the Reform Party (a western-based party that formed the Official Opposition from 1997 to 2000) has changed the nature of opposition politics in Ottawa.
www.mapleleafweb.com /features/parliament/official-opposition/canada-parliamentary-history.html   (915 words)

  
 Sam Goldstein, Conservative Party of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada) is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003.
The party most recently formed the Official Opposition in the House of Commons until Parliament was dissolved on November 29, 2005.
The party is still referred to as "Tory" by the media and retains the tie to the historical Conservative Party of Canada founded in 1854 by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier by virtue of the fact that the merged entity assumed all assets and liabilities of the Progressive Conservative Party.
samgoldstein.org /party.html   (1795 words)

  
 Address In The House Of Commons-Adjournment (Canada)
But there are also cases when the opposition must hold the government to account in a more fundamental way and tell the government that it has lost the moral authority and democratic legitimacy to govern this country.
As the official opposition, we can no longer abide supporting a government and a governing party which have been shown to be corrupt, fiscally irresponsible and blatantly undemocratic.
By denying the opposition its opportunity about once a week to choose a topic for debate and vote, the government is trampling upon one of the most basic democratic practices of this House and it is doing it all so it can avoid accountability for corruption.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1413685/posts   (4965 words)

  
 Official Opposition Brief to the Fyke Commission on Health Care - February 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Official Opposition is hopeful the Commission will provide Saskatchewan with good direction on the steps required to rebuild a sustainable, world-class health care system that earns back the trust and support of Saskatchewan people.
Rather, they constitute the Official Opposition's view of the priorities of health care reform from the perspective of Saskatchewan people and the standard by which we will assess future health care reform.
It is the genuine hope of the Official Opposition and all people in Saskatchewan that the Fyke Commission will provide the first critical steps in rebuilding a world-class health care system for the people and communities of our great province.
www.skcaucus.com /news/backgrounders/2001/February_2001/Fyke_Commission_Brief.htm   (1110 words)

  
 Canada opposition.htm in Business Recorder on October 22, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OTTAWA: Canada's official opposition launched its election campaign a day early on Saturday, urging the country to throw out veteran Prime Minister Jean Chretien in a late November vote that is due to be called on Sunday.
CBC television said the five official parties had already agreed to hold a French-language debate on Nov. 8 and an English-language debate on Nov. 9.
The Liberals say Canada will start unraveling at the seams if voters back the Alliance, which is promising to slash taxes, cut spending programmes designed to help poorer regions and transfer some of Ottawa's powers to the 10 provinces.
www.paksearch.com /br2000/Oct/22/Canada%20opposition.htm   (688 words)

  
 Bob Mills (politician) - tScholars.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He then established a travel company and operated it until his election to the Parliament of Canada in the 1993 federal election.
Mills ran as a member of the Reform Party of Canada.
In subsequent elections Mills was re-elected as a member of the Canadian Alliance and the Conservative Party of Canada, in that order.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Bob_Mills_%28politician%29   (226 words)

  
 Crosswalk.com - Canadian Conservatives Vow to Continue Fight Against Same-Sex 'Marriage'
Ottawa (CNSNews.com) - The leader of Canada's official opposition Conservative Party is pledging to continue the battle against same-sex "marriage" in Canada even though parliament has approved it.
While Harper was putting a brave face on his party's failure to stop the bill, one of his key political allies admitted Wednesday that he felt the battle was over.
Canada will then become the third country to have legalized same-sex "marriage," after the Netherlands and Belgium.
www.crosswalk.com /news/1337947.html   (597 words)

  
 Canada's Reform Party reborn as the Canadian Alliance Makeover aimed at securing big business support
The makeover of Canada's official opposition has been pitched by Reform's founder-leader Preston Manning as a means of wooing the electorate in eastern Canada.
The Conservative (Tory) Party, Canada's other traditional ruling party, were all but destroyed in 1993, when after nine years in office under Brian Mulroney they were reduced to just two seats in the House of Commons.
Although the Conservatives regained recognition as an official party in the lower house of parliament after the 1997 election, they remain the fifth largest party in the House and are electorally uncompetitive in large parts of the country.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/apr2000/can-a04_prn.shtml   (1421 words)

  
 Government Won't Deny Spying on Opposition (Politics Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gordon asked if he could officially represent the nation at the funeral of the Swedish Prime Minister, and if he could make an official statement on behalf of the nation.
If there is an investigation of opposition members, the RCMP does not inform you until there is real evidence, and you are supposed to immediately inform the public to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.
ooc: No - he was the only member from your party that was suitable to be a member of the committee though and since you didn't submit a choice it was made for you.
s7.invisionfree.com /PolCan/ar/t1760.htm   (3334 words)

  
 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Parliament: House of Commons: Leader of the Official Opposition
The Leader of the Official Opposition is 8th on the Canadian Order of Precedence.
The duty of the Official Opposition and other opposition parties is to "oppose," criticizing government policies and suggesting improvements, and presenting an alternative to the current Government's policy agenda.
The opposition is allocated 20 "Opposition Days" or "Supply Days" each calendar year, during which it can propose a motion for debate in the House of Commons and criticize the Government on issues of broad national policy.
www.craigmarlatt.com /canada/government/loo.html   (589 words)

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