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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

CBC News Choosing a Cabinet

Political expert Eddie Goldenberg discusses what goes into putting together a cabinet and getting a government up and running.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

The National Majority vs. Minority Government

CBC News' Susan Ormiston fact checks what the party leaders are saying about majority vs. minority governments. From the King-Byng affair to Trudeau the Elder's controversial missteps, take this quick tour through how it works in the Westminster system.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/08/2016

The 180 Democracy Hacks: Coalition Governments

A new poll suggests that more Canadians might be willing to consider a coalition government than the last time the prospect was raised, in 2008. The 180 with Jim Brown hears more about the history of coalitions in Canada, and entertains a "democracy hack" suggestion from political scientist Lori Turnbull on making coalitions that are highly functional.
  • 2014
  • 00:11:42
  • 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

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) MPTV: An Introduction to the House of Commons

Filmed on location in Ottawa, this video offers an overview of the grandeur, importance and relevance of Canada's Parliament, with a specific focus on the House of Commons. Students will gain insight into the role of Members of Parliament and the basic structure and functions of the House of Commons. Designed to hold the attention of students in Grades 4 ...
  • 2005
  • 00:09:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/03/2014

News in Review - September 2004 Rep by Pop: Making Votes Really Count

The federal election results brought new calls for changes to Canada’s electoral system. The biggest change would involve bringing in a system called proportional representation. It’s a different way of making votes count, and some say a more democratic one. The CBC’s senior correspondent Brian Stewart looks at the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation, and at the strengths and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2004

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