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Old 10-07-2004, 01:22 AM
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"Tories, Block won't accept throne speech as written.
Admends an early challenge to Liberal minority.
Susan Delacourt (Ottawa Bureau Chief)

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Paul Martin's government is being orderd back to the drawing board today on its blueprint for minority rule, in a high-stakes show of strength by the combined forces of the Conservative and Block Quebecois opposition...it is unacceptable for us, and it's unacceptable for Quebec...'Amendments to the speech from the throne speech, if they're passed constitute motions of non-confidence. In other words, those who are voting for them want to have another election...'"

(A1, A20-21, Toronto Star)

Oh...my...looks like it's another election coming up for the Canadians at this rate...
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Old 10-08-2004, 05:26 AM
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Default Re: Here is the Canadian Government

Heh... I wish I was interested in other countries'[ goverments... I have no clue how the Cansadian goverment functions... so I have no clue what is going on half the time in your sig XD... lol. I've just recently found an interest in my goverment these last few weeks... lol.
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:36 AM
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lol

Well essentially right now our democratic system is causing a huge policy backlash on the government. We have essentially 4 main parties of varying power: Liberals (most), Conservatives aka Tories (second, leader of opp.), Bloc Quebecois, and New Democratic Party (NDP).

Right now the Liberals have less than 50% of the seats, thus the voting process only requires the Tories and Bloc to team up to completely nullify ANY and ALL bills the Liberals are trying to pass. The result is the government not doing ANYTHING AT ALL.

So what can we do? See NDP? If they join with the Liberals, the Liberals will have >50% of the seats. Then the opposition would then be nullified. The catch is that the Liberals are at the complete mercy of NDP, meaning any bill they want to pass must get the nod from the MDP before they can do anything. This is actually BETTER than a majority government for the people, since now 2 contrasting parties have power on the bills, and the changes within the bills would be much more appropriate and generally less dramatic/evil.

HOWEVER, my article actually says that Martin (our Prime Minister, equivalent of the President to the US) wants to use this bill as an excuse to start another election to try for majority government...*sigh*
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