Canadian Federal Elections Research Paper by cee-cee

Canadian Federal Elections
An exploration of the issue of low voter turnout in the Canadian federal elections.
# 114789 | 2,977 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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This paper explores the root causes of low voter turnout in the Canadian federal elections as well as the strategies for improving turnout. The paper first discusses the need for participation programs in the school system to encourage youth to vote, the potential of increased door-to-door canvassing as well as the option of providing rewards or treats for voters that turn up at the polls. The paper then explains how Canada's best hope for re-engaging declining voters may lie in proportional representation that allows each individual's vote, even those in a minority party, to truly count. A graph on voting turnout in selected foreign countries and a table of voter turnout figures, 1867 - 2000 are included with the paper.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Heard, A. Historical Voter Turnout in Canadian Federal Elections & Referenda. No date. Simon Fraser University. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.sfu.ca/~aheard/elections/historical-turnout.html> .
  • Ivison, J. "PR means voters won't get off scot-free :[National Edition]. " National Post [Don Mills, Ont.] 16 Jun 2003,A15. Canadian Newsstand Core. ProQuest. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/> .
  • Knox, P. "Turnout reinforced reputation for apathy Republicans countered Democrats' voter drive. " The Globe and Mail 7 November 1984 P.10. Canadian Newsstand Core. ProQuest. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/> .
  • Kotarski, K. and Stambaugh, M. "We'll do our best to vote sober :[Final Edition]. " Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta.] 18 Nov. 2003,A19. Canadian Newsstand Core. ProQuest. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. 10 Mar. 2008 <http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/> .
  • Levenson, C. "Another vote for PR :[Final Edition]. " The Ottawa Citizen [Ottawa, Ont.] 27 Mar. 2007,A15. Canadian Newsstand Core. ProQuest. University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. 11 Mar. 2008 <http://www.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/> .

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APA Format

Canadian Federal Elections (2009, June 23) Retrieved December 06, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/canadian-federal-elections-114789/

MLA Format

"Canadian Federal Elections" 23 June 2009. Web. 06 December. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/canadian-federal-elections-114789/>

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