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  Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm that formally recognizes Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada,
Canada's two official languages are English and French, spoken by 56.3% and 28.7% of the population respectively.
Canada is known for its vast forests and mountain ranges, and the animals that reside within them, such as moose, caribou, beavers, polar bears, grizzly bears, Canada goose and the common loon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canada   (5257 words)

  
 Politics of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a Commonwealth Realm (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
The political system under which Canada operates, known as the Westminster system, was enshrined by the British Parliament in the Constitution Act, 1867 (also known as the British North America Act), but the federal model and division of powers were devised by Canadian politicians.
Canada's Parliament consists of the monarch and a bicameral legislature: an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Canada   (5655 words)

  
 Politics of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Party discipline in Canada is stronger than in the United Kingdom, and more of the votes are considered confidence votes, which tends to diminish the role of non-cabinet MPs, known as backbenchers.
Canada's parliament consists of the monarch, an elected House of Commons and an appointed Senate.
One of the interesting effects of Canada being bilingual comes from the fact that the Prime Minister is usually able to speak in their second language and for many years they have been bilingual.
www.ci.joliet.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Politics_of_Canada   (5437 words)

  
 Politics of Canada
Canada is a constitutional monarchy with a federal system, a parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
The political system under which Canada operates was first set forth by the British North America Act (commonly treated as the "Constitution") adopted by the British Parliament in 1867.
Canada's parliament consists of an elected House of Commons and a Senate whose members are appointed by the Prime Minister alone without the review or concurrence of anyone.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_Canada.html   (3760 words)

  
 Politics Canada - From Sea to Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Welcome to Politics Canada, a free online game in which you have the opportunity to become an MP (Member of Parliament), serve the interests of Canada, its provinces and territories, represent both your conscience and constituency, get your party elected to the corridors of power and, if you're lucky enough, become the Prime Minister yourself.
Politics Canada is a political simulation, simulating the Canadian Parliament, Press, and general political atmosphere.
Politics Canada has been running since June 2004, and is currently simulating Canada starting in the year 1968.
www.politicscanada.net   (168 words)

  
 Unnatural Disaster: How Politics Destroyed Canada's Atlantic Groundfisheries
Frustration at the apparent bias prompted the attachment to the report of a preface in the form of a letter stating that "environmental changes cannot be seen as the principal cause of the collapse of the Northern cod, and certainly should not be used to overshadow the central fact of over-fishing" (FRCC 1996a).
Canada's Fisheries Act grants the federal fisheries minister absolute discretion over the issuing of fishing licences and empowers his agents to prohibit fishing in designated areas.
Freeing fisheries from the political arena and placing responsibility for them with those who have a long-term interest in their success will ensure that the groundfish tragedy will not be repeated.
www.environmentprobe.org /enviroprobe/pubs/ev551.htm   (12858 words)

  
 Politics of Canada at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canada is a constitutional monarchy (see Monarchy in Canada) with a federal system of parliamentary government, and strong democratic traditions.
The political system under which Canada operates was first set forth by the Constitution Act 1867 (formerly called the British North America Act 1867) passed by the British Parliament in 1867.
Queen Elizabeth II as Queen of Canada is the repository of executive power, which she does not exercise herself.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Government_of_Canada.html   (2013 words)

  
 SlickDeals.net Forums - Politics in Canada
Regardless, the existence of political parties in Canada gives Canadian citizens "a voice" in politics and allows them to feel that they can influence the way their country is run.
Liberalism in Canada has historically been based on two issues: the promise to improve economic and social standards and the promise to heighten the respect and acknowledgement of Canadians.
This was the beginning of the rise of the Socialist movement in Canada, and it was also the beginning of a host of bitter disagreements as well as incessant public condemnation of political adversaries.
forums.slickdeals.net /t52012.html   (891 words)

  
 Politics of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Party discipline in Canada is stronger than in the United Kingdom, and more of the votes are considered confidence votes, which tends to diminish the role of non-cabinet Members of Parliament (MPs), known as backbenchers.
Judicial branch: Supreme Court of Canada, judges are appointed by the governor general on the advice of the Cabinet with parliamentary committee review.
To stem apparent "Western alienation" by Central Canada and, particularly, Ottawa (through metonymy), there have also been renewed calls in Alberta to implement a "firewall" - as outlined in the Alberta Agenda - in order to further reduce the presence of the federal government in that province.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Government_of_Canada   (5725 words)

  
 Internal politics (from Canada) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From 1791 to 1841 the region was known as Upper Canada and from 1841 to 1867 as Canada West, though the two names continued to be employed interchangeably.
From 1791 to 1841 the region was known as Lower Canada and from 1841 to 1867 as Canada East, though the two names continued to be used interchangeably.
Stretching westward from the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the Pacific Ocean, and northward from its border with the United States to the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean, Canada is a huge and fascinating land of contrasts.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-43016?tocId=43016   (772 words)

  
 Politics Foreign Canada - Berkeley MOTD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And if you are to say Canada is ruled by the Queen of UK, then it's also valid to say UK is ruled by the Canada is ruled by the Queen of UK, it's equivalent to saying UK is ruled by the Queen of Canada.
Canada is already part of the Echelon system, along with other English speaking countries.
It is not that hard to get a gun in canada and I can't imagine anyone having "booed a speaker at the podium whose father had died on Sept. 11" (Though, since the article doesn't specify WHEN this happened it is hard to confirm/deny) Tnx to the replyer for the login.
www.csua.berkeley.edu /~kchang/motd/Politics/Foreign/Canada?page=0   (8319 words)

  
 Politics Canada - political opinion, news and review of Canadian politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
Now safely back in Canada from his brief visit to Afghanistan, Stephen Harper may pause to consider the nature of the country to which he has committed the lives of young Canadian soldiers.
Canada's defence minister said Wednesday he won't condone for one second soldiers putting up their own cash for upgraded equipment.
www.canadawebpages.com   (1329 words)

  
 Bad Subjects: Crossing the Rock Island Line: Civil Society and Politics in Canada and the United States
Canada had a similar revolt at Oka, where Mohawks picked up arms and fought the Canadian army over a piece of their land destined to be made into a golf course.
When my Canadian friends refer to the US at all, it is usually in order to lament the Americanization of Canada that threatens to destroy their quality of life, the benefits they are accorded by universal health care, and their ability to attend a relatively cheap, good public university system.
Instead, the only objectively identifiable form of politics in the United States is practiced by the right, through the waging of class warfare, foreign military expeditions, religious terrorism, anti-crime measures, and the building of more prisons.
bad.eserver.org /issues/1994/17/schalit.html   (2703 words)

  
 Urban Hermit: Politics - Canada
In political terms, this might be to play right into Paul Martin's hands, but in terms of principle it is hardly defensible to make up one's mind based on the incomplete testimony of a single witness.
At the risk of offending one of Canada's most sensitive political constituencies (though they have plenty of company), commentary on this scandal seems to have conflated one particular, and particularly ill-managed, government program with the old-fashioned, machine-style politics that seems to be politics-as-usual in Quebec.
The impromptu encounter with reporters, whether in a scrum or elsewhere, is one of the endearingly amateurish elements of Canadian politics; at times, however, it may also be an important informal way of holding government "responsible," and thus an key part of our democracy (insofar as we may be said to have one).
www.urbanhermit.ca /politics_canada   (6281 words)

  
 Vive le Canada - Religion and Politics in Canada
But don’t pretend for a second that “religion” is not a dynamic part of the most important political decision made from hour to hour in the U.S.A. All of which forces us to face the historic fact that in many societies the dominant religious belief has significantly helped to shape political lilfe and institutions.
The political Right, in contrast, tells religious believers that it shares their religious, moral, and spiritual concerns and will back those concerns if it gets power and becomes the State.
To some in Canada (the Liberal leadership, the NDP, and others) same-sex marriage is not a religious question but a question of social equality.
www.vivelecanada.ca /article.php?story=20030912170125463   (2505 words)

  
 Politics in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Martinez, Department of Political Science, University of Florida
The 1997 CNES page includes a description of the study, frequencies, and instructions on how to download the survey data.
Center for the Study of Canada (SUNY Plattsburgh)
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/martinez/cpo4133.htm   (323 words)

  
 Vote Selector Quiz | Politics Watch - Canada's Political Portal
Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to promote a get tough 'law and order' agenda that includes stiffer penalties for young offenders and longer jail terms or would you prefer a Prime Minister and political party that focuses on crime prevention, attacking underlying social problems and rehabilitation of criminals?
Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to maintain the position that a 50% plus 1 vote on clear question is sufficient for a provincial government to unilaterally declare independence (UDI) from the Canadian federation?
Do you want your Prime Minister and his or her political party to use federal powers such as tax incentives to encourage the development of charter or religious schools, or would you prefer federal neutrality on primary and secondary education, which has traditionally been an area of provincial jurisdiction?
www.politicswatch.com /vote_selector_quiz.htm   (781 words)

  
 Vive le Canada - Religion and Politics in Canada
You can find specific information on Canada's political parties in our web resources section under political party.
Also if they in fact impressed their personal beliefs upon the rest of Canada, that would imply that their respective Church was governing the people of Canada and not the elected body in the House of Commons and there would be no need for civil law as we know it!
It is our responsibility as citizens of this country to consider the political party, the candidate and the leader by their abilities to lead and govern this country.
www.vivelecanada.ca /article.php?story=20040610232024282   (2317 words)

  
 Politics in --->CANADA<--- - SquareAMP Forums
Also, I'll take Canada's economy coupled if it's coupled with the overall citizenry and mood of the country over the states any fucking day of the month.
But...I picked up a magazine the other day and found that less than 15% of Canadians approve of Bush's re-election, indicating that a good portion of the population is a lot smarter than us.
The difference between us and the U.S. is that our politics don't matter, and no one really knows a lot about them.
www.squareamp.com /forums/showthread.php?t=2823   (863 words)

  
 Media & Politics In Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the the course page for a third year mass media course called Media and Politics in Canada offered at Queen's University.
One of the assumptions of a liberal democracy is that citizens have adequate knowledge of political events.
Few today in Canada can say that they do not have access to at least one form of the mass media, yet political knowledge is remarkably low.
queensu.ca /politics/pols313   (413 words)

  
 Party Politics in Canada, 7/e
Thorburn
This collection of thirty-seven essays from experts across the country offers an analysis of the party system in Canada.
News Media and Party Politics in Canada, Robert A. Hackett & Lynne Hissey.
Alberta Politics: Debt, Populism and Cutbacks in the 1990s, Allan Tupper.
www.prenticehall.ca /canbooks/phc_0134392175.html   (350 words)

  
 Canada encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Canada politics and officials, Canadian History. Travel to Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canada encyclopedia : Cultural Information, Maps, Canada politics and officials, Canadian History.
Inhabited exclusively for several millennia by aboriginal peoples, Canada was founded as a union of British colonies, some of which had earlier been French colonies.
A federal dominion of ten provinces with three territories, Canada peacefully obtained its sovereignty from its last colonial possessor, the United Kingdom, in a process beginning in 1867 and ending in 1982 when Canada gained the authority to amend its own constitution.
www.canadaiworld.com   (295 words)

  
 Dog Politics: Oh, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was a pretty big wake up call for the Liberal Party in Canada on Monday.
My Dog Votes is asking dog owners and dog groups of every breed worldwide to show support and solidarity for Canadian dog owners and thousands of innocent dogs who will perish as Bill 132, Ontario's infamous breed ban, which becomes law on Monday, August 29th, 2005.
To fund the legal challenge to Bill 132 on behalf of dog owners throughout the Province of Ontario, The Banned Aid Coalition of Canadian dog organizations began fundraising in earnest by holding an auction Barrie, Ontario on July 29th.
dogpolitics.typepad.com /my_weblog/oh_canada   (1139 words)

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