January 24, 2006

Canada's Multi-Party System

I was reading through the returns of Canada's Parliamentary election last night. I didn't realize just how many political parties they have. Of course, most of them didn't win a single seat but they must each have enough support to get on the ballot. Not surprisingly, they have a Green party, a Libertarian party and an Independent party. So does the U.S.

But they also have Communists, Marxist-Leninists, a PC party (is that for "politically correct"?) and even a Marijuana party. Now you'd think these particular groups would pool their resources and band together, being as they have so much in common. That's what they've done here in the States.

They call themselves Democrats.

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1 The PC used to be Progressive-Conservatives, led by Peter MacKay, until they merged with the Alliance to become the Conservative Party. I think the PCs are still active on the provincial level.

Posted by: Ryan S. at January 24, 2006 11:05 AM (8ebpn)

2 Ah, thanks for the clarification! :wink:

Posted by: Gary at January 24, 2006 11:12 AM (QoxB+)

3 Yes, simplicity is best, I always say!

Posted by: Pam at January 24, 2006 12:49 PM (rx9LD)

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