Monday, May 9, 2011

The Canadian Government

The Canadian Federal election was held on May 2, 2011. The election was held because there was a vote of non confidence in the government. The party leaders started campaigning across the country trying to get people's vote. There was 308 seats to win in the House of Commons. If you receive 155 seats you have a majority government and can pass almost anything you like. When the election was held these were the results: Conservatives won 167 seats. They won the election and also gained a majority government. The NDP won 102 seats, this is the first time for a long time that the NDP is the official opposition of government. Liberals won 34 seats. They lost 43 seats in the election and is the first time they haven't been the opposition. The Bloc won 4 seats and lost most of their seats in the election, they lost a total of 43. Green won 1 seat, this is the first seat they have gained for a longtime. After the Election, the Bloc leader and the Liberal leader have said they will step down. For now, there shouldn't be another election for a awhile.

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