The 2004 Canadian Federal Election Term Paper by writingsensation

The 2004 Canadian Federal Election
This paper discusses the 2004 Canadian Federal election, which was a watershed election in the political history of Canada because it shows the trend towards coalition governments as in Italy.
# 91159 | 1,958 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that the Canadian Federal Elections 2004, also called the 38th General Election, which were held on June 28, 2004, resulted in the Liberal government of Prime Minister Paul Martin losing its majority but still were able to form a minority government, being the single largest party. The author points out that the elections were preceded by a 36-day intensive election campaign, which was marked by the fact that all the leaders of the three major national parties were changed after the 37th General Elections of 2000. The paper relates that Prime Minister Paul Martin was expected to have an easy victory and form the fourth consecutive Liberal majority government, but the impact of sponsorship scandal reduced the margin of victory and the Liberals could not have a clear majority.

Table of Contents:
Gender Mix in Nomination
Seats Won
Division of Votes (%)

From the Paper:

"The Conservative party leader was quite sanguine when he said: "We will accept the verdict of the Canadian people but will remind the government...they will be held accountable." The threat of the Conservative party was a Damocles' sword having over the head of the Liberal government. The Liberal win had the seeds of its own defeat in its victory. Historically, Canada had nine minority governments and none of them lasted for more than two years. These minority governments have been limited by their ability to get their bills passed. Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative party, realized that Ontario is the most important province where he did not fare well."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • CTV News, June 29, 2004

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