Federal Election 2011 Assignment


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Federal Election 2011 Assignment

  1. 1. Katey Snihur April 27th,2011 Humanities 20-1 Federal Election 2011 Name: Katey Snihur 1. What is the date of the federal election? May 2nd, 2011 a. Who do you believe will be our next PM? Stephen Harper b. Why? Because of the results in the last election. 2. What riding do you live in? The Wetaskiwin Riding 3. List the people who are running for Member of Parliament in your riding, along with their party affiliation and the party leader. Candidate Party Party LeaderBlaine Calkins The Conservative Party Stephen Harper of CanadaTim Robson The New Democratic Jack Leyton PartyRobert Johnson The Green Party Elizabeth MayChris Anderson The Liberal Party Michael Ignatieff 3. Based on what you have learned the last 2 classes, where do you think you fall on the political and economic spectrum (right or left?) Why do you think this – what ideas make the most sense?Left Side. I was raised in a conservative household and I believe in mostof what they’re doing.
  2. 2. Katey Snihur April 27th,2011 Humanities 20-1 4. Complete the Vote Compass survey on the CBC website to find out its recommendation for which party platform you most support (according to their question set).Paste 2 screenshots below of your position on the economic and politicalspectrum. a. Your overall left vs. right position. b. Choose 3 issues to set as “important” and recalculate your position. 5. Go to the Globe and Mail’s website and read through Party Platforms highlights on 10 key issues for Canadians. a. If you were able to vote in this election which party would you vote for and why? You must, make reference to 3 key issues written about in the Globe and the component of your party’s platform you most agree with. Explanations of why these ideas appeal and make sense to you must be included.
  3. 3. Katey Snihur April 27th,2011 Humanities 20-1 I would vote for The Conservative Party of Canada because of where they stand on the national issues such as Healthcare, Education, and The Environment. In Healthcare, they encourage athletic fitness and are willing to forgive loans to students have gotten a job in rural healthcare services, which I believe to be a very good thing as I live in a rural area. When it comes to Education, the Conservatives are willing to increase the amount of people to receive student loans, which will soon apply to me. They are also supporting colleges and universities, which I plan to be attending after graduation. Lastly, I believe that the Conservatives are ultimately leading to a better Environment, but at a gradual rate that won’t devastate our economy.