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In Canada, people have the opportunity to join a political party of their choice by paying a modest membership fee. Usually, the only 'political' requirement to becoming a member of a party is to state in writing that you are not a member or supporter of any other political party. (This is referred to variously as 'making a commitment to the party' or 'party loyalty.') Membership in a political party allows you opportunities to choose your party's candidate in an election, attend membership meetings in your riding (i.e., electoral district), and become a delegate to party conventions where party policy is decided. There is also a certain amount of social life within political parties, which includes opportunities to meet party leaders face-to-face. There is a general expectation that a member of a political party will volunteer to help out during an election campaign, and make a modest financial donation to the cause. These, however, are not mandatory. But party loyalty is a more important requirement than contributing time or money to the party. In essence, one is expected to support the policies and leaders of one's party, or at least remain silent and not openly oppose them. Roughly 3 percent of Canada's population are so-called "card-carrying members" of one political party or another. I, for example, was a member of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) for well over a quarter century. (I am still a strong supporter of the NDP and I voluntarily continue to respect and observe party loyalty.) You will find the official list of Canada's registered political parties at the Elections Canada website. (Just Google "elections canada.") Feel free to contact any or all of Canada's political parties for further information about each one.
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Justin Trudeau is now the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, as of 2013 April 14. He took 80% of the vote.
"Richer, Greener, Fairer"
35 as of 2012.
The liberal government currently does not have a slogan
Founded July 1, 1867 by George Brown (first leader interim)
The Liberal Party of Canada has 34 out of 308 MPs representing the House of Commons in Ottawa. It suffered several falls since 2000. It used to form a majority government, the…n a minority government, then the official opposition, it now holds a third-party status. The members of parliament are mostly representing the Atlantic part of Canada and the city of Toronto, but they have a fragmentary presence in almost every province.
July 1, 1867
They're a registered political party which currently sits in opposition in the House of Commons and Senate.
Most of the liberal seats in Canada are in the Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador). Historically, the liberals had most of their seats in Quebe…c and eastern Ontario, however, the creation of the Bloc Québécois in 1991 resulted in them being spread in all parts of the country when Jean Chrétien won his first majority government. Now the liberals only have 8 of the 75 seats in Quebec and 11 of the 106 seats in Ontario.
Jesus is not interested in earthly politics.
The Liberal Party of Canada killed itself. The arrogance of the Liberal Party and assumption of its right to be in power disillusioned many of their supporters. Multiple gove…rnment scandals and lack of government transparency eroded the public's trust in the Liberal Party. The perceived corruption and control of the party by donating corporate interests lost them support. After Chretien, the Liberal's choices of leaders did not unite the party. Martin, Dion, Ignatieff and Rae were unable to charm both their party and voters alike. Further, like the US, politics became more polarized. Any action the Liberals took was criticized by either the right or the left or both. The media created a bandwagon effect, splitting many traditionally Liberal votes either left to the NDP or right to the Conservatives. The increased publicizing of strategic voting in effect increased strategic voting.
because he thought that labour was a car
To create closer ties to the United States, particularly through liberalized trade.
Interesting question... not "who's" the leader but "how's" the leader. As it stands, there is no elected leader of the Grits. At present, Bob Rae is the interim leader; but h…e has not thrown his hat into the ring for candidacy. It appears that Justin Trudeau will soon wind up as the party leader based on current support levels.