The Four Political Parties Of Canada

In a country as vast and as culturally diverse as Canada, many different
political opinions can be found stretched across the country. From the affluent
neighbourhoods of West Vancouver to the small fishing towns located on the east
coast of Newfoundland, political opinions and affiliations range from the left
wing to the right wing. To represent these varying political views, Canada has
four official national political parties to choose from: the Liberals (who are
currently in power), the Progressive Conservatives, the New Democrats, and the
Reform Party. What is particularly interesting is that none of the latter three
parties compose Her Majesty's Official Opposition in the House of ...

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examine the significant early history of Canada's
four main national political parties, and then will analyse their current state,
referring to recent major political victories/disasters, and the comparison of
major economic policy standpoints, which will ultimately lead to a prediction of
which party will win the next federal election in Canada.
Starting on the far left, there is the New Democratic Party of Canada.
Today's modern New Democratic Party was originally called the Co-operative
Commonwealth Federation (CCF), and was founded in 1932. Originally led by a man
by the name of James Shaver Woodsworth, the CCF was formed by several radical
farming groups who found out that they had more similarities with each other
than just their destitution. The 1920's had been a dark period for radicals and
unions within Canada; poverty and significantly lower wages for workers were
prevalent, and apathy regarding these issues was rampant. When the depression
wove its destructive web ...

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(Morton, p.12, 1986) As a supplement to the feverish mood created
by the convention, the Regina convention concluded by saying "no CCF Government
will rest content until it has eradicated capitalism and put into operation the
full programme of socialised planning which will lead to the establishment in
Canada of the Co-operative Commonwealth." (Morton, p.12, 1986). The CCF tried
to garner more popular support later down the road, and after calling itself the
New Party in 1960, it changed its name officially to the New Democratic Party
(NDP) in 1962. Over the years, the NDP has become a large force in Canadian
politics, becoming an alternative to the Conservatives and ...

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