The Canadian Conservative Party is currently at 30.2% in nationwide polls but, due to factors such as vote splitting and regionalized support, is currently projected to form a minority government with 131 out of 308 seats in Parliament. That's undemocratic. Idea: what if opposition parties agreed not to run candidates in specific ridings so as to create two party races (Conservative-Liberal in some ridings, Conservative-NDP in others). Would that be lawful? [more inside]
What are some good reads about Canadian political history? [more inside]
I live in Canada. Every now and again I try to understand what's happening in federal or provincial politics. Every time I look I only seem to find information on the current scandals or vote-grabbing hot-button issues. Is there somewhere I can understand more without the rhetoric and spin? [more inside]
Canadian politics question. Screwing the environment and shutting down science - what's in it for Harper? [more inside]
Some friends who supported Romney are so displeased with the election results that they are now threatening to move to Canada or Australia for the next four years. Okay. Would their experiences living as American citizens in those countries in reality align more closely with their conservative ideals? How 'bout if they became citizens? What's the best response to these people? [more inside]
I'm looking for research or advocacy groups that are critical of governments that hire consulting firms such as KPMG for budgetary advice or auditing purposes. Other than The Yes Men, please ;) [more inside]
I'm a big fan of The Huffington Post. However, I'm Canadian, and am looking for something that features Canadian politics. Is there a site similar to Huffington Post that focusses on Canadian content?
How many current members of the Conservative Party of Canada were former members of the Reform/Alliance party prior to the merger? And what about the Conservative Party caucus? [more inside]
I'm in the US and want to follow the Canadian parliamentary election returns. Will any US TV station, cable or otherwise, have election coverage?
Canadian politics: If you were thinking about running for mayor of a small town in Canada, what would you do? How would you prepare? [more inside]
In America, you have to be born there to be President. Is there a similar law in Canada? Do you have to be Canadian-born to ever be Prime Minister, or just a citizen?
Any popular digg-style websites or blogs on Canadian politics? [more inside]
Why does Turkey seem to have a special hate-on for Canada? [more inside]
Intern or working for a foreign political party [more inside]
When it comes time for the ramp-up to the 2008 Presidential elections in the U.S.A., what can a Canadian do to promote his/her viewpoint other than babble on the internet? Are there any laws prohibiting foreigners from being involved in the election promotions or process? [more inside]
How's the market for mid-level political professions in Canada? I'm hoping to emigrate from the US and politics is about all that I do.
Dirty Tricks Filter: Who would likely benefit from this bogus election email? [more inside]
Dear Canadians, Brits, and other citizens of parliamentary democracies: Inspired by this comment, how important is party affiliation to your vote? In other words, how much of an asshat does your party's parliamentary candidate have to be to force you to switch sides in an election? [more inside]
I enjoy the often-derided NewsFilter type posts, epecially the comments and links provided in follow-up. These days, Canadian politics has become interesting, but I haven't found a spot on the web where ideas, information and links of MeFi caliber are posted on this subject. Are there any Canadian politics oriented blogs or forums that are worthy?
CanadaFilter. Please help educate this Canadaphile from south of the border. Martin, Chretien, Mulroney, and Trudeau all rose to political prominence from ridings in Quebec. What accounts for the lack of geographic diversity among recent occupants of Canada's top post? And why Quebec? I would think that the prominence of the sovereignist BQ and the relative cultural isolation of Montreal from the Anglophone cities would make it unlikely that mainstream Liberal and Tory politicians would thrive.
It's election day here in Canada, and I have still not made my mind up on who I am going to vote for. I am in Southern Alberta, so it is pretty much decided who is going to win here (last poll had the local Conservatives at 60%), Am I throwing my vote away by voting NDP? Or should I vote "strategically" with the second place party (the Liberal party, which I am not a huge fan of - mainly because of Paul Martin), as an "anyone but conservative" vote?