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]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow
on Jun 6, 2014 -
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]
posted by Naib
on Oct 25, 2013 -
My friend's daughter was travelling to Canada over the weekend. Apparently she was stopped at the border due to some health insurance related issue.
She didn't make it to the hostel she was supposed to stay at the first night, or the volunteer program she was destined for.
She called those places when she knew she wouldn't make it, but she hasn't called home at all, as far as we can tell. And we have no idea where she is right now.
What can we do? [more inside]
posted by doomtop
on Aug 13, 2013 -
I'm clueless as to how one goes about getting welfare. What can I expect? Is it easy to get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 2, 2013 -
Do you know some long-wait presents? I am planning an anniversary gift, and I would like to show that I want to be with this person for a long time. I am interested in signing up for some long wait tours, experiences or gifts. I am thinking of things like the Canadian flag at parliament hill
- a 25 year wait list, but anything >1 year is good. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 12, 2013 -
DualCitizenshipFilter: I was born an American citizen, the son of a Canadian mother. A few years ago I applied for and received my Canadian citizenship, and was provided with my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. I have never applied for and do not have a Canadian passport. If I were to enter Canada now (by air or land) what do I say, what do I tell them? Can I just show them my canadian card and be done with it? What about coming back to the U.S.A.? Can it be done both ways without either passport?
posted by kjl291
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Canadian filter: Consumer Research Centre survey from 2012 Consumer Product Survey of British Columbia, from Diane Simon, offering a possible $2,500 from answering a 16-page survey. Legit or fake? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Canadian Passport Renewal: If I go down to the Passport Canada office and renew my passport in person, will they take away my old (still valid) passport, leaving me passport-less until the new one arrives? [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Oct 4, 2011 -
I love Planet Money and This American Life. I am looking for similar podcasts which are either Canadian or just less America-only/mostly. I do not like The Vinyl Cafe, I do like Wiretap. English or French only, please.
posted by jeather
on Oct 1, 2011 -
I'm a Canadian who currently has a DirectTV subscription with a non-HD receiver. I want to be able to purchase an HD DVR and wanted to make sure I know everything before hand. [more inside]
posted by Peeekay
on Aug 31, 2011 -
Genealogy and local history filter: Canadian army circa 1943: Where can I find information about my Dad? The family story goes that in 1942/43 my Dad learned that he was about to be drafted (into the army). So he joined the navy. Then I was born (October 1944). Then he was sent to Montreal and my mother and I followed him. Then we returned to Toronto. Is there anywhere in Canadian army records that I can confirm this information? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood
on Mar 22, 2010 -
When a Canadian mutual fund ends in the word class, eg the AGF Canadian Stock Class, how is that fund different to ones that end in fund, such as the AGF Canadian Stock Fund? Are they different funds? Acuity Short Term Income Class is an example of a "class" fund where there isn't also a "fund" fund offered.
posted by jules1651
on Jul 7, 2009 -
So, apparently I need glasses. Where can this Canadian get the best deal on some designer frames? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Jun 25, 2009 -
Canadian (you are not my) lawyers: is there a deadline for filing a proof of claim in personal bankruptcies? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Apr 22, 2009 -
Canadian Libel Lawfilter: How do I send a cease & desist for libel made on the internet? [more inside]
posted by MaxK
on Jul 11, 2008 -
I need help finding the best deal on a Canadian credit card. [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Jun 18, 2008 -
Canadian Military Reserve: Can any current or past reservists (Army, Navy, Air) give me a rundown of what it's like from joining, training, to practicing ? Is the reserve the place for me ? [more inside]
posted by pickingoutathermos
on Feb 13, 2008 -
I'm working on a book of international curses and insults and I'm supposed to write a section on the U.S. and Canada. Now, I have no problem finding examples of invective by Yanks, but (like a typical Yank) I'm completely at a loss when it comes to the Great White North. I'd appreciate any pointers to good use of wicked language by Canadians (doesn't have to be obscene; cf. Twain's "Harte is a liar, a thief, a swindler, a snob, a sot, a sponge, a coward..."), old or new, online or off. Thanks!
posted by languagehat
on May 21, 2007 -
Where can I get an API that allows lookup of (Canadian) Member of Parliament via postal code? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Feb 11, 2007 -
I am a canadian citizen applying for a canadian passport
, but I don't personally
know any person eligible to serve as a guarantor
, unless "personally" is legally defined more loosely than I imagine. Have you had any experience applying for a canadian passport with a "Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor"
, and was the process complicated and delayed by the lack of guarantor?
posted by jchgf
on Nov 28, 2006 -
I need advice on getting a visitor visa, Temporary Resident Visa(TRV) for a Cambodian to come visit Canada. [more inside]
posted by Iax
on Sep 27, 2006 -
On my sister's behalf: What is the best chance for my husband (and therefore me) to immigrate to B.C.? He is 53 (not good according to the Canadian point system), and has a great offer of work from a friend in Victoria who is a designer/builder of homes. My husband would be hired as a foreman, as he's a highly skilled and experienced carpenter, and is capable of managing and training crews. His formal education doesn't go beyond high school, his English language skills are good (but not his French), he has no criminal record, and he's in very good health. [more inside]
posted by bricoleur
on Feb 22, 2006 -
I'm looking for bars or restaurants in the United States that serve Canadian food. [more inside]
posted by stst399
on Jan 15, 2006 -
Are there any agencies or organizations that hire Canadians to do IT work in Antarctica?
posted by Jairus
on Apr 24, 2005 -
Calling all Canadians!
My limited free and work time is being sucked up by really trivial purchasing problems. How does one efficiently shop online in Canada? More importantly, where
? [more inside]
posted by mireille
on Mar 1, 2005 -
I may have my citizenship revoked, or perhaps I will lose my google priveleges, but...please help if you can, fellow mefites. I am looking for an image of A.Y. Jackson's proposed image for the Canadian flag. A wee bit more in the ol' inside... [more inside]
posted by Richat
on Oct 21, 2004 -