Politics<br />Jack Layton<br />July 18, 1950 – Aug 22, 2011<br />My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. <br /> _Jack Layton’s final words in his last letter to Canadians<br />
Politics<br />Queen of Canada<br />Since 1952<br />The Senate – 105 seats<br />Appointed by the Governor General on Advice by the Prime Minister<br />Governor General<br />Since 2010<br />Chosen by the Queen<br />Prime Minister<br />Since 2006<br />Leader of the Party with the most seats in the House of Commons<br />The House of Commons – 308 seats<br />Seats given to those who win their electoral district as voted by the people<br />
Primaries<br /><ul><li>A handful of people from different political parties all campaign to become the main candidate for their party.
They will also choose running mates whom will become Vice-President during this time.
Citizens cast an initial vote for their choice.</li></li></ul><li>General Elections<br /><ul><li>After the primaries have been completed and each party has their main candidate the general elections begin.
In this period, the two candidates from each party who are left campaign against each other for the presidency.</li></li></ul><li>Voting<br />Every citizen casts their vote for one of the remaining candidates.<br />Votes are counted and whole states are won by a single candidate. Candidate with the most electoral votes wins.<br />