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News in Review - December 2019 Election 2019: Canada Goes to the Polls

The writ was dropped, the election called and the politicians were off. The six-week federal election campaign quickly became a forum for personal attacks and finger-pointing. Scandals plagued the short but intense campaign. While polls suggested the LIberals and Conservatives were neck and neck, it was the Liberals’ race to lose. While they lost seats, they did manage to squeak ...
  • 2019
  • 00:16:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2020

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curio info - Octobre 2019 Le fonctionnement de la politique canadienne

Le 21 octobre prochain, les Canadiens et Canadiennes âgés de 18 ans et plus se rendront aux urnes. Ils devront choisir le candidat ou la candidate qu’ils aimeraient voir représenter leur circonscription à la Chambre des communes. Le but de chaque parti politique, c’est de gagner le plus de circonscriptions. Pour vous aider à comprendre le fonctionnement du système politique ...
  • 2019
  • 00:08:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/03/2019

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Power & Politics Young voters disappointed after Liberals bail on electoral reform

Does abandoning electoral reform disenfranchise young voters? Jesse Hitchcock of Young Voters of PEI and Eileen Kilgour, Fair Vote Canada, react to the government's decision to turn its back on the promise to change Canada's voting system.
  • 2017
  • 00:07:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/16/2017

Power & Politics Youth Vote in Unprecedented Numbers in 2015 Election

The 2015 federal election saw a huge increase in turnout among young Canadians — particularly young Canadian women — according to data released by Elections Canada. Éric Grenier, CBC's poll analyst, takes a closer look at the numbers.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

Power & Politics Electoral Reform Explained

Having promised that the 2015 federal election will be the last under the first-past-the-post system, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals face the daunting task of determining the best option for electoral reform. Dave Meslin from Unlocked Democracy gives a visual demonstration of several alternatives, including the run-off election (or ranked ballot), single transferable vote (STV) and mixed-member proportional representation (MMP).
  • 2015
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

News in Review - December 2015 ​Voter Malaise: Is Politics Broken?

Despite a higher than expected turnout for the recent federal election, many Canadians are not engaging in the political process. This is particularly true of the younger generation. CBC's chief political correspondent Keith Boag tries to find out if politics is broken – and if it is, who's at fault? The politicians or the voters?
  • 2015
  • 00:16:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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News in Review - November 2015 ​Trudeau's Surprising Majority

Canadians went to the polls in October 2015, but this was no ordinary election. For starters, it was the longest federal campaign in recent history, and the Conservatives had held onto power in three prior elections. At the outset, the official opposition, the New Democratic Party led by Thomas Mulcair, was strong. And there was a new player leading the ...
  • 2015
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

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Metro Morning Rick Mercer on the 2015 Election

Comedian Rick Mercer speaks to Metro Morning about the federal election, barriers to voting and the importance of getting youth out to vote.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Proportional Representation

If you ask Canadians how to improve our democracy, as The 180 with Jim Brown did, by far the most frequent suggestion is to get rid of the First-Past-the-Post voting system. Many suggest moving to a system of proportional representation. Currently in federal politics, a party can form a majority government with far fewer than a majority of the votes. Kelly Carmichael, ...
  • 2015
  • 00:14:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/06/2015

News in Review - November 1991 The People Speak: Four Canadian Elections

The results of elections in New Brunswick, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories are reviewed. Their implications in light of the new constitutional proposals are also examined.
  • 1991
  • 00:18:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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News in Review - April 2012 Election 2011 and the Robocall Scandal

A large-scale investigation is underway into allegations of illegal behaviour during the last federal election. Thousands of Canadians have complained that they received phone calls aimed at discouraging them from voting. In this News in Review story we look at the political reaction and at the search for those responsible.
  • 2012
  • 00:14:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - May 2011 Canadians Vote in a Spring Election

On March 25, 2011, Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government was defeated in the House of Commons. The Prime Minister asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and an election date was set for May 2. In this News in Review story we'll look at the campaign, the issues and the final result.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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News in Review - March 2011 Parliament and the Election Question

When Parliament returned after a winter break, the big question was would there be a spring election? The government and the opposition parties claimed they didn't want one. But with a budget looming, all of them were getting ready. In this News in Review story we'll look at some of the preparations and at some of the issues that could determine whether ...
  • 2011
  • 00:13:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2011

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News in Review - November 2009 Parliament and the Election Question

In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Québécois supported it. In this News in Review story we’ll look at what happened, and whether Canadians could soon be heading to the polls.
  • 2009
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2009

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News in Review - October 2008 Canadians to Vote in Federal Election

In early September, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to dissolve Parliament so an election could be held on October 14. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the Prime Minister felt an election was necessary. We’ll also hear from the other party leaders and examine the issues that shaped the campaign.
  • 2008
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2008

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News in Review - April 2008 Dodging a Spring Election

In late February 2008, the fate of Stephen Harper’s Conservative minority government seemed to hang in the balance. The government introduced a number of bills as well as a budget, and warned that if they were defeated it would trigger a federal election. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how the opposition parties reacted and how a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2008

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News in Review - February 2006 Winter Vote: The 2006 Federal Election

On November 28, 2005, Paul Martin's Liberal government fell after losing a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons. The next day Parliament was dissolved and a federal election was called for January 23, 2006. In this News in Review story we'll look at Canada's first wintertime election campaign in a generation. We'll show you how the leaders and their ...
  • 2006
  • 00:13:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2006

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News in Review - September 2004 Canada Votes: A Liberal Minority

In June, Canadians voted in a federal election that some thought might end years of Liberal rule. Prime Minister Paul Martin’s Liberals had been battered by a sponsorship scandal. Stephen Harper’s new Conservative Party seemed to have a real chance of forming the next government. There was also a revitalized NDP under Jack Layton. However, the Liberals managed to win ...
  • 2004
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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News in Review - December 2000 Election 2000: Chrétien's Third Majority

Jean Chrétien's third majority win provides the opportunity for assessing a political campaign that often seemed to devolve into name-calling; a campaign that in numerous ways created a more polarized electorate than in the past. At the same time, it was a campaign in which the issue of leadership and perennial Canadian issues such as health care, cultural diversity, the ...
  • 2000
  • 00:23:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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News in Review - September 1997 Election 97: The Regions Speak

The new political reality of five political parties holding official status in the House of Commons contributes to a lack of a clear political outlook as the country heads to the next referendum.
  • 1997
  • 00:17:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1997

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News in Review - November 1993 Election '93: Historic Change

The astounding results of this election serve as a background for looking at how elections are turning points in Canadian history.
  • 1993
  • 00:22:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1993

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News in Review - September 1993 Election '93

This report summarizes the issues and the individuals prominent in the election in which Prime Minister Kim Campbell takes her mandate to the electorate.
  • 1993
  • 00:06:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1993

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