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Ss11 electionschpt10a

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Ss11 electionschpt10a

  1. 1. ELECTIONS  J. Marshall 2007
  2. 2. Every Canadian gets 1 vote in the federal election which occurs about every 4 years when the ruling party has a majority and about every 2 years when the ruling party has a minority. An election must be called within five years of a party coming to power. This period is called an election term .
  3. 3. In Canada, the party that wins the majority, rules. <ul><li>The majority = 1/2 x Seats + 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. 1/2 x 301 + 1 = 151 </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. 1/2 x 308 + 1 = 155 </li></ul><ul><li>IF the biggest winner gets less than that, they form a MINORITY government. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Determine the Type of Gov’t Majority Government Winner Others
  5. 5. Determine the Type of Gov’t Minority Government Others Winner
  6. 6. The Distribution of Seats Determines the Gov’t: 143 Conservative 36 NDP 77 Liberal 48 Bloc Québécois 1 Independent Speaker Last election: October, 2008 There are currently 308 seats in the Commons: Why would there be 7 new seats since 2001? 3 vacant seats
  7. 8. Election Scenario A <ul><li>Liberal 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative 110 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloc 35 </li></ul><ul><li>NDP 56 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 301 </li></ul>Biggest Remainder Conclusion: Majority Minority + +
  8. 9. Election Scenario B <ul><li>Liberal 158 </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative 111 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloc 15 </li></ul><ul><li>NDP 17 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 301 </li></ul>Biggest Remainder Conclusion: Majority Minority + +
  9. 10. Election Scenario C <ul><li>Liberal 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative 210 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloc 5 </li></ul><ul><li>NDP 1 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 301 </li></ul>Biggest Remainder Conclusion: Majority Minority + +
  10. 11. Election Scenario D <ul><li>Liberal 75 </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative 74 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloc 73 </li></ul><ul><li>NDP 79 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 301 </li></ul>Biggest Remainder Conclusion: Majority Minority + +
  11. 12. Election Scenario E <ul><li>Liberal 112 </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative 96 </li></ul><ul><li>Bloc 35 </li></ul><ul><li>NDP 58 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 301 </li></ul>Biggest Remainder Conclusion: Majority Minority + +
  12. 13. Election Scenario F <ul><li>Liberal 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative 273 </li></ul><ul><li>Green 1 </li></ul><ul><li>NDP 5 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL 301 </li></ul>Biggest Remainder Conclusion: Majority Minority + +

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