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    The 2015 Canadian Federal Election in many ways can be considered a re-defining election in Canadian history that ended a Conservative dynasty that lasted nearly a decade, by electing a Liberal majority government led by Justin Trudeau. The election of the Trudeau Liberals saw the single largest increase of seats by a political party in Canadian history, which just four years ago faced near political extinction, and began the campaign polling third at the start of the writ period. This election is also the first time in modern Canadian history that a Canadian federal election saw Canada’s three major parties statistically tied in pre-election polls during the campaign. If there is one major sentiment that can be drawn from the Canadian federal…

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    The Canadian federal election of 1968 was the beginning of a legacy, in the form of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau is to become one of Canada’s longest serving prime ministers reigning from 1968-79 and returning in 1980-84. Trudeau is probably Canadas most well know politicians, and has now been succeeded by his son, Justin Trudeau, voted in to office in the most recent election. The Canadian situation was heavily dominated with Quebec nationalists versus a federally run bilingual…

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    I decided to watch two commercials on Justin Trudeau and I'm actually quite impressed with the idea and message behind both of them. The first commercial I watched was “Escalator-Harder to Get Ahead”. Personally, I found that using the escalator to portray his thoughts was interesting. He stated that Harper is just causing the Canadian economy to move backwards due to the benefits he gives the wealthy and how he gives cuts to everything else. Next, he uses the escalator stopping to show that…

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    First it will describe how and why the citizens of Canada were tired of the Conservative party that led to this change. Second it will argue that the relative similarity of the parties made the pragmatic voting easier. Third it will show how this pragmatic decision coupled by an influx of new un-aligned voters allowed the Liberal party to achieve its victory. Finally it will discuss how the electoral system in Canada influenced the Liberal victory. Going into the election season Stephen Harper,…

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    the economy is going downhill with the current government, Stephan Harper and Tom Mulcair (NDP), who provides “no real ideas”. Therefore, with the special guests, Justin Trudeau uses to support himself to send an overall message that he can lead change for all Canadians by reducing taxes for the middle class and taxing more of the rich, for a stronger middle class. Since the recent phenomenon of political ads, political parties such as the Liberal party try and cater to prospective and loyal…

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    Roger Gibbins’ article “Political Discontent in the Prairie West, Patterns of Continuity and Change” gives his readers a perspective into the western Canada’s political landscape up to the 1984 federal election. Gibbins uses pass federal elections to point out there has been an ongoing pattern of regional discontent in western Canada, which has not changed since the turn of the century. Economic dependency plays a part in the western Canada regional discontent, along with the lack of western…

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    A highlight of this course for me personally was when I reflected on Canada’s voting system. The Canadians voting system is extremely important, as it determines who wins the election. The Canadian voting system is important for everyone living in Canada. This is because the federal winner of the election, will represent Canada as a whole. To be more precise, the Canadian voting system, is more important for the Canadians whom are eligible to vote. This is because, those individuals have the…

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    One of such downfalls is that electoral districts, one of the most essential parts of the voting system, have many flaws. Electoral districts are essential because each district has an election and the party that wins the most districts then wins the election. The first of such flaws is gerrymandering. The dictionary definition of gerrymandering is, “To divide [a geographic area] into voting districts in a way that gives one party an unfair advantage in elections” (“Gerrymandering”). The term…

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    is a federal political party in Canada devoted to the protection of Quebec's interests in the House of Commons of Canada, and the promotion of Quebec sovereignty. The Bloc was formed by Members of Parliament who defected from the federal Progressive Conservative Party and Liberal Party. BQ founder Lucien Bouchard was a cabinet minister in the federal Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney. The BQ seeks to create the conditions necessary for the political secession of Quebec from…

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    Voter Turnout In Canada

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    In the 2011 Canadian federal election, voter turnout was a disappointing 61.1% according to Elections Canada records; this was the second lowest recorded turnout in Canadian history. The introduction of the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23) will likely drive this percentage even lower. Bill C-23 is a controversial Bill that makes significant changes to federal election policies in Canada. Harry Neufeld, an independent election consultant, argues that, contrary to its title, the Act is undemocratic…

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