The Pros And Cons Of The Conservative Party

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Prime minister candidates for federal elections used to be little more than the leaders of their respective political parties. Besides the unconscious first impressions, the Canadian public typically understood very little about the individuals that may lead the country. Reasonably so, Canadian leaders are not always in the spotlight unless major events occur such as a law implementation or a tragic disaster. The lengthier campaigns simply create additional leaders debates and speeches. These additional demonstrations allow citizens to have a higher interest in party policy and their specific views on certain issues, even minor ones, as they will have increased exposure. Voters can have sufficient time to contemplate shifting their support …show more content…
Their funds greatly surpassed anything the Liberal party or NDP party could even imagine raising. It is speculated that the Conservative party called for this long election because they firmly believed that they can simply outlast the other parties. The other parties would not have the financial capital to last that long or at the very least, maintain their pace throughout such a period. However, as we now are aware, that strategy clearly did not work in the Conservative’s favor as they lost to a Liberal majority. This essentially proves that a budget, while it has influence, is not a significant factor to achieving victory in an election. However, while additional costs can strain the economy, there are benefits to spending more if a minority government is formed. As a result of the huge costs associated with longer campaigns, the opposition parties are increasingly more hesitant to challenge the confidence and force another election. The opposition parties will need time to accept their defeat and recover from their losses. This is especially true when the polls are not in the opposition’s favor. Thus, the government is more incentivised to become bold and push their agenda. With less elections and more laws implemented, the efficiency and productivity of Canada’s government increases …show more content…
However, it is undeniable that the structure was impeccable. Lengthier campaigns drastically grew engagement, issues discussed, and insight on leaders. All of these factors led to the historically high voter turnout. However, change needs to be gradually implemented and federal election campaigns should be lengthened to a certain extent. At the moment, Canada is not fully ready to reach that level nor do they have the intention to do ever reach the degree of severity evident in the United States’ campaign period. We are living in a democratic society where struggles were endured so that our decisions are made by ourselves. In that case, is it not important that we strive for the highest voter turnout to ensure that all the voters are properly

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