If the New Democratic Party gains power, they are going to make the health care in Canada better for citizens. Health care is definitely a very important factor in keeping everyone in Canada happy and healthy. Without healthcare, we will get sick more frequently, and not going to regular checkups will make diseases more likely to affect us negatively. The NDP is proposing to end the fees for ambulance services. This will make people more likely to call an ambulance instead of taking a chance of driving themselves. This could save lives because ambulances are much faster than driving yourself in a car because people are required by law to move out of the way of an incoming ambulance on the road. The NDP is saying to give seniors the support they need to live in their own homes instead of being forced to move to an old age home when they get to old to care for themselves or when loved ones and family can no longer care for them. If they get support in their homes, they will not need to go through the stress of moving to a different environment in their late age. If they reduce their stress to as little as possible, they will be more prone to a longer life span. The NDP is promising a fifty percent increase in the number of doctors and nurses being trained each year, so that there is more available in hospitals and emergency
The issue of electoral reform has become more important than ever in Canada in recent years as the general public has come to realize that our current first-past-the-post, winner-take-all system, formally known as single-member plurality (SMP) has produced majority governments of questionable legitimacy. Of the major democracies in the world, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are the only countries that still have SMP systems in place. Interestingly enough, there has been enormous political tension and division in the last few years in these countries, culminating with the election results in Canada and the USA this year that polarized both countries. In the last year we have seen
After the ouster of Bob Rae in 1995 is when Harris became premier. The NDP rule under Bob Rae was associated with a deteriorating economy before being ousted by Harris. In the 1999 election, Harris’ party emerged victorious once again even though there was a strong opposition from labor, environmental and social organizations throughout the province. Harry and his neo-conservative group all over
With his announcement on August 2, 2015 Prime Minister Stephen Harper set in motion a 78-day election campaign, one of the longest and quite possibly the most expensive in Canadian history (Maloney, 2015). The structural constraints posed by the first-past-the-post electoral system, and the institutional constraints of the parliamentary system and campaign spending legislation were all potentially beneficial to Harper and the Conservative Party, but his underestimation of strategic voting and the power of social media, combined with his use of polarising debates and the decision of many popular incumbent Tory MP’s not to run, led to his party’s downfall and the creation of a Liberal majority government. This essay delves deeper into the factors behind the Conservative Party’s loss in the October 2015 Canadian election, in an attempt to understand why they were unable to secure a fourth mandate and come out first-past-the-other parties.
As a fellow delegate of the province of Ontario, I believe that the predicament of having only the government and its associates of having their voices heard upon, leads to an unrepresentative perspective view towards various events that occurred within the process of confederation. The numerous misheard voices of various ethnic and religious background, and even gender wise in confederation predominantly affects our government as a whole. A significant amount of bias is present, without the multitudinous perspectives of those’ points of view, creating significantly narrow perspectives for various situations. This matter is eminently crucial towards the province of Ontario, and most importantly, towards the dominion of Canada. They have their rights to have their say in the agreements and/or elections of various events, as they too, are formal citizens of this profound nation, whom is expanding and developing their population over periods of time
On October 19th, 2015, Canada had its 42nd general election. Justin Trudeau was the best choice Canadians could make in terms of electing a new Prime Minister. Many past leaders of the Liberal Party of Canada can be held accountable for great change, such as Lester B. Pearson commissioning a search for a new flag, Pierre Trudeau (Justin Trudeau’s father) creating the Official Languages Act and Mackenzie King instituting a national old age pension plan. Justin Trudeau is also considerate of the citizens of Canada; this is evident based on his opposition of the Northern Gateway Pipeline and outspoken support for the middle class throughout his candidacy. Similarly, Trudeau does not only consider himself responsible of his citizens but also the environment, given his promise to modify Canada’s national park admission fees and interest in ending fossil fuel subsidies.
The Four Political Parties of Canada In a country as vast and as culturally diverse as Canada, many different political opinions can be found stretched across the country. From the affluent neighbourhoods of West Vancouver to the small fishing towns located on the east coast of Newfoundland, political opinions and affiliations range from the left wing to the right wing. To represent these varying political views, Canada has four official national political parties to choose from: the Liberals (who are currently in power), the Progressive Conservatives, the New Democrats, and the Reform Party. What is particularly interesting is that none of the latter three parties compose Her Majesty's Official Opposition in the House
Post-1993 until the present has been characterized by a multi-party system. The rise of several new competitive parties, including the New Democratic Party, Reform party, and the Bloc Quebecois, meant that the need for full party support in passing legislation increased as a result of the votes being spilt among many parties (Malloy 2000, 116 – 117). As a result it was determined that the only way that governments are going to be successful is if they are able to control their members (Hazan 2000, 1). Party discipline arose a
There is a fundamental problem with the democratic process in Canada. This problem is rooted within our electoral system. However, there is a promising solution to this issue. Canada should adopt the mixed-member proportional representation electoral system (MMP) at the federal level if we wish to see the progression of modern democracy. The failure to do so will result in a stagnant political system that is caught in the past and unable to rise to the contemporary challenges that representative democracies face. If Canada chooses to embrace the MMP electoral system it will reap the benefits of greater proportionality, prevent the centralization of power that is occurring in Parliament and among political parties through an increased
In 1971 when the Conservatives ended the Socred hold on power, the Conservative Party succeeded by “neutralizing ideology and focusing on ‘safe change,’ that is, a change of faces but not policies.” The 1971 election brought into office the Progressive Conservative Party under the leadership of Peter Lougheed; Lougheed than served as premier until 1985, when he was replaced by Don Getty. In 1986 general election, Alberta PC win the election with 61 seats, NDP getting 16 seats, liberal getting 4 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and Alberta PC also win 1989 general election of Alberta. Getty’s decision to resign in 1992 “ushered in the leadership election that provides the point of departure.” Alberta’s electoral history
Although the Conservative party still had a strong stand in the prairies, which was also the key region to the Conservative majority party in the 2011 federal election, because of the Canadian electoral system, the Ontario region had more seats in the parliament; in which when the conservatives lost their support in the Ontario region, they have lost quite a few seats in the parliament. As the Conservative party lost their support in the Ontario region, the liberals took over the Ontario region and won 80 seats. The Liberals led by Pierre Trudeau won 184 seats in parliament and formed a majority government, and the conservatives with 99 seats as the opposition party after 9 years as the governing party. The Canadian electoral system that help the Liberal party to win the election is called the majoritarian system and Canada uses the “first-past-the-post” sub-system with the “single member district system” from the majoritarian
Voters are not the only people who benefit from the practice of party discipline. The practice is also fundamentally important for the stability of the Canadian government. Being a pluralist country means there are groups (political parties) of differing ideologies that represent
In just a few months, the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) will be making a choice on who will be its flag bearer for the 2018 Gubernatorial elections in Osun state. The choice is definitely between the old breed and the new breed, the old faces or a new face, the old brand or a rebranded PDP. The choice is whether the party is seeking just power or is it seeking to fix the despairing state of the state's economy by plugging the right peg in the right hole. Thereby, restoring hope, prosperity, and tranquility to the State.