posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 02:32 PM
Well, if the members of ATS can cast aside their flaming of Kerry, Bush, GOP in this thread and discuss the upcoming Federal Election in Canada on
June 28th. For those unaware of how the elections work, it's based on UK parliament. We elect MP's to the house of commons. The Party with the most
canidates elected forms the government. In case of a minority government (party with most seats has less than 155 seats), coalitions are sometimes
formed so that legislation can be passed. In the upcoming election there are four major parties and several smaller parties.
Conservatives- Right wing -slight lead in the polls over the incumbent liberals. Although their numbers in the polls would put them in minority
Liberals- centre-left- they are the current governing party. Took a huge dive in the polls after the adscam was revealed by auditor general shiela
NDP- socialist party- Have never formed a government federally. New leader Jack Layton is likely to form a coalition with the liberals if the liberals
form a minority government
Bloc Quebecois- centre-left/seperatist-runs canadiates only in the province of Quebec. Has seperatist goals for the province. It's suspected that the
Bloc not form a coalition with the conservatives should they have a minority, but likely side on a few keys issues.
other parties include Green(which is running canidates in all 308 ridings), Marxist-lenist party, communist, Christian heritage party, marijuana
party, Canadian action party.
News Website with more info
Personally, I am a staunch supporter of the conservatives. I agree with their stance, on foreign policy, military, taxes, and social issues. Martin
and liberals have let down Canada for 11 years and we need a change. The NDP are just way out there. The Bloc, well I dont live in Quebec and I
wouldn't vote for them because, because of their stance on some issues.
What about the rest of you?