Canadian Election 2015: Party of preference?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

Canada's next federal election is this year, what party do you prefer? These are the five official parties in Canadian Parliament

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Conservative Party (Current Majority)

The Conservative Party, colloquially referred to as the Tory Party or the Tories, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom. It espouses the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. After merging with the Liberal Unionist Par... ty in 1912, it changed its official name to the Conservative and Unionist Party, which is now only used for legal purposes, using Conservatives as their everyday name. As of 2013 it is the largest single party in the House of Commons with 303 MPs, governing in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, with David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, as Prime Minister. It is the largest party in local government with 8,296 councillors.The Conservative Party was founded in 1834, and was one of two dominant parties in the 19th century, along with the Liberal Party.In the 1920s, the Liberal vote greatly diminished and the Labour Party became the Conservatives' main rivals. Conservative prime ministers led governments for 57 years of the 20th century, including Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher   more
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New Democratic Party (Official Opposition)

The New Democratic Party is a major social democratic federal political party in Canada. The current leader of the NDP is Thomas Mulcair, who was elected in the 2012 leadership election.The NDP was founded in 1961 out of the merger of the Co-operati... ve Commonwealth Federation with the Canadian Labour Congress.The provincial wing of the NDP in Manitoba currently forms the government in that province. Provincial parties have previously formed governments in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, and the territorial party formed the government in Yukon from 1985–1992 and 1996–2000.In the 2011 federal election under the leadership of Jack Layton, the NDP won the second-most seats in the Canadian House of Commons, gaining the title of Official Opposition for the first time in Canadian history   more
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Green Party

The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983 with 10,000–12,000 registered members as of October 2008. The Greens advance a broad multi-issue political platform that reflects its core values of ecological wisdom, s... ocial justice, grassroots democracy and non-violence. It has been led by Elizabeth May since August 26, 2006.The party broke 1% of the popular vote in the 2004 federal election, when it received 4.3% and qualified for federal funding. Its support has ranged between 3.1% and 14% since the 2006 federal election. In the 2008 federal election, the Green Party of Canada was invited to the debates for the first time and achieved a high mark of 6.8% of the popular vote. With just under a million votes, it was the only federally funded party to receive more votes than in 2006, but it still failed to win any seats. In the 2011 federal election the Green Party of Canada saw its share of the popular vote drop to below 4% for the first time in eleven years.On August 30, 2008, independent MP Blair Wilson joined the Green Party and became its first Member of Parliament   more
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Liberal Party

The Liberal Party was a liberal political movement that formed one of the two major political parties in the United Kingdom during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its influence then waned, but not before it had moved toward social liberalism and ... introduced important elements of Britain's welfare state.The party arose from an alliance of Whigs and free-trade Peelites and Radicals during the 1850s. By the end of the nineteenth century, it had formed four governments under William Gladstone – one of the party's most significant leaders – although they were punctuated by heavy election defeats. Despite becoming divided over the issue of Irish Home Rule, the party returned to power in 1906 with a landslide victory and, between then and the onset of World War I, Liberal governments oversaw the welfare reforms that created a basic British welfare state. During this time, the party's other two most significant leaders came to the fore: H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister between 1908 and 1916; and David Lloyd George, who followed Asquith as Prime Minister for the rest of World War I and thereafter until 1922   more
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Bloc Québécois

The Bloc Québécois is a federal political party in Canada devoted to the protection of Quebec's interests in the House of Commons of Canada, and the promotion of Quebec sovereignty. The Bloc was formed by Members of Parliament who defected from the ... federal Progressive Conservative Party and Liberal Party. BQ founder Lucien Bouchard was a cabinet minister in the federal Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney. The BQ seeks to create the conditions necessary for the political secession of Quebec from Canada and campaigns actively only within the province during federal elections. English-speaking Canadians commonly refer to the party as "the Bloc"; the party is sometimes known as the BQ in the English-speaking media. The party has been described as social-democratic and separatist. The Bloc won four seats in the 2011 federal election, fewer than the 12 required for official party status in the House of Commons, and by August 2014 had been reduced to two seats due to resignations and expulsions   more
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Order of the Illuminati

The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776. The societ... y's goals were to oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life and abuses of state power. "The order of the day," they wrote in their general statutes, "is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them."[1] The Illuminati—along with Freemasonry and other secret societies—were outlawed through Edict, by the Bavarian ruler, Charles Theodore, with the encouragement of the Roman Catholic Church, in 1784, 1785, 1787 and 1790.[2] In the several years following, the group was vilified by conservative and religious critics who claimed that they CONTINUED underground and were responsible for the French Revolution. In subsequent use, "Illuminati" refers to various organisations which claim or are purported to have links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies, though these links are unsubstantiated. They are often alleged to conspire to control world affairs, by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations, in order to gain political power and influence and to establish a New World Order. Central to some of the most widely known and elaborate conspiracy theories, the Illuminati have been depicted as lurking in the shadows and pulling the strings and levers of power in dozens of novels, movies, television shows, comics, video games and music video   more
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PetersSmith says2015-01-27T17:54:36.6734248-06:00
Do any Canadians want to join the US? Or am I going to have to invade them when I become president?
UtherPenguin says2015-01-27T17:56:52.9203928-06:00
@PetersSmith Bring it on, we'll just burn your White House again
PetersSmith says2015-01-27T18:00:05.7482845-06:00
UtherPenguin: You wouldn't even make it past your border >:D
DarthKirones says2015-01-27T18:03:35.1304352-06:00
None of the above. I hate all of our party's.
Tonius5 says2015-01-27T18:47:23.8017055-06:00
The Conservative government has done fairly well lately. I don't see much reason to screw that up. Especially if the PCs or Liberals get elected...
Redspectre says2015-01-28T07:23:54.7117053-06:00
None. Your conservative party would be communists in america
Tonius5 says2015-01-28T08:46:55.9670343-06:00
A little bit overboard. But they're not exactly the most right-wing out there, but not as bad as RINOs in America. At least they support gun rights.
piefav says2015-01-28T12:28:57.7559369-06:00
Libertarian Party of Canada....
tajshar2k says2015-01-29T15:35:55.9563493-06:00
@UtherPenguin Technically, it was the British who burned down the White House.

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