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Do parties support the mayor/city council candidates in a Canadian city?

I voted in one prairie Canadian city for mayor and city council. In the country I was born, every mayor and counsellor is announced and supported by a party, which is known publicly. However, in this ...
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Can the crown veto constitutional Amendments in Canada?

I know that this would be practically be suicide for the Crown's power to do so, but hypothetically, could they?
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How is the schedule for Senate Committees determined in Canada?

As I understand it, the Canadian Senate can refer bills to a Senate Committee to be studied in more detail. Once a bill is referred: How is the schedule for reviewing the bill determined? (Who makes ...
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Do Anglophone and Francophone Canadians still have issues?

A friend loaned me an old travel book about Canada. One of the running themes inside the book is an uneasy tension between the Anglophones (the English) and the Francophones (the French) . It told of ...
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What's the meaning of a golden border around an open letter in Canada?

Yesterday, a group of parliamentarians and former Canadian diplomats wrote a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, urging the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. The letter features the ...
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How does gender status impact access to political resources?

I am currently taking a course in male and female relationships and I was wondering how gender impacts the access to political resources or if there is a "gender lens" (male or female) in politics in ...
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Are there some studies which measure the level of politicization of courts in a trans-Atlantic perspective?

It's easy enough to find a Europe-only comparative perspective on the politicization of the judiciary, e.g. Werkmann (2017): The authors measured the level of politicization in each country with the ...
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Has Saudi Arabia expelled ambassadors before over human rights comments (from their government)?

In the latest news on Saudi Arabia, they have expelled the Canadian ambassador (and recalled their own ambassador to Canada) in reaction to human rights comments from Canada, or more precisely demands ...
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Who are the key individuals in Canada's Old Age Security program?

I am a student doing a project on the Old Age Security (OAS) program for Civic Studies 11. I have tried researching important individuals involved in this program, but could not find anything. Any ...
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Are there any existing laws comparable to Quebec's Bill 20?

Here is a link that explains more in detail what the bill 20 consists of: http://globalnews.ca/news/1728556/opinion-bill-20-will-turn-every-patient-in-quebec-into-a-number-instead-of-a-person/ ...
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Is there a political meaning behind writing Canada with a K (in English)?

The BBC has featured this tweet written in support of statue takedown/vandalism (depending on your viewpoint) in Canada One thing a little odd about the tweet is that Canada is spelled Kanada (with a ...
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Is Obama's support of Trudeau's re-election “foreign interference”? [closed]

There have been concerns that the 2019 federal Canadian election might be the target of foreign interference. Former U.S. president and current American citizen Barack Obama issued a public statement:...
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Do Canadian Charter Rights protect customers against discrimination on political grounds?

Similar to the recent Sarah Huckabee Sanders @ Red Hen incident, Vancouver had a customer being refused service due to wearing a Make America Great Again hat. Basically, the manager asked him to ...
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What would happen if the Liberals and Conservatives won an equal number of seats in the Canadian Parliamentary elections?

In the answers to my question about CBC's poll tracker (In CBC's poll tracker, why do the probabilities of winning not add up to 100%?), it was mentioned that there could be a possibility of a tie ...
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For a provincial election, how long after the voting are the results given out in Canada?

What are the timings for provincial elections in Canada. If the elections conclude at say, 7pm today, when will the results be declared? And how long after the results do the winning candidates ...
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Can I claim a refugee status by entering an embassy?

Well, I'm Syrian refugee in Turkey and things doesn't getting better, let's say that I have entered the Canadian Embassy in Istanbul, and claim a refugee status there, what will happen next ?
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Canadian election: role of party leader when not chosen in electoral district

In Canadian elections every member of parliament (house of commons) is chosen in the electoral district in which he runs. Most of them are affiliated with one of the federal parties (some run ...
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Are there artists in Canada, USA or Europe who also claim to have been punished for going against government, corporate, media or military objectives?

South Korean artists file a class-action lawsuit against their government over blacklisting, as stated by CNN here: (http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/08/asia/south-korea-ex-culture-minister-indicted/) ...
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Where does the provincial budget of Ontario exhibit its spending on the arts, culture, tourism?

My grandparents read Here's everything the Doug Ford government cut in its first year in office | National Observer, but this exhibits only the differences, not the old and new values. Where can they ...
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Is NAFTA currently in effect, and/or will it be in effect should the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) fail?

I'm curious about the current state of NAFTA. Was it terminated to make way for the new agreement, or is passing the new agreement the trigger for the removal of NAFTA? Basically, if the new trade ...
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Why did Canada take a strong position regarding Saudi arrest of Human rights activist(s)?

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Canada Saudi Arabia freezes new trade, investment after Canada demands activists be freed Canada Reaching Out To Other ...
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Provincial Education Act

I'm doing a research paper on Regulation 17, and found that this regulation meant that in Ontario, French schools were "ignored by the provincial education act." What does it mean if a school is ...
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Where can I find the Senate amendments to Bill C-6?

Where can I find the text of the Senate amendments to Bill C-6? I would like the version of the bill that was sent back to the House of Commons after being passed on May 3. I've only been able to ...
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Are political donations to foreign politicians residing in Canada but campaigning abroad tax free?

There are a lot of new rules in Canada about political donations. But what about someone living in Canada who is campaigning to be elected abroad? Are donations taxable by the Federal government of ...
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In Canada, is a crown corproation the same as a federal government corporation

For example, the CPPIB is listed as a crown corporation. Does this mean it is a public sector company? The same as a federal government company? I am considering applying for a job here. All I want ...
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Why was the Bloc party not represented at the MacLeans 2015 Canadian leader debate?

This is a question about The first 2015 leaders debate held by Maclean’s magazine on August 6th. The debate included the party leaders for the Conservatives, NDP, Liberals, and Green (reference). ...
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How are inter-religious disputes handled in the US and Canada? [closed]

I was reading Why does religion get a special treatment in anti-discrimination laws?. Perhaps religion has a definitive clause somewhere in federal law, no doubt, and indeed religions are prevented ...
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Why is a UN Security Council seat important to Canada?

Canada loses its bid for a seat on UN Security Council. Some politicians are very disappointed with that fact. I am of the opinion that instead of Canada, we have Norway or Ireland. I believe they ...
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Policy changes made by citizens

I am a Canadian citizen and I'm not happy with certain policies here; with the elections coming in 5 months. What is a proper course of legal and illegal actions a citizen can take to influence the ...
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Why are Justin Trudeau and Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Bollywood actors?

Recently, Justin Trudeau and Benjamin Netanyahu met with Bollywood actors during their respective visits to India. Given that these meetings won't persuade Bollywood to make movies in Israel or ...
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Why wasn't Justin Trudeau, Canada Prime Minister, tested for COVID19 when his wife caught it? [closed]

Why wasn't Justin Trudeau tested, when his wife tested positive in Mar 2020? I'm not referring to his negative test in Oct 2020. On Mar 28 2020, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau says she has recovered from ...
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In CBC's poll tracker, why do the probabilities of winning not add up to 100%?

In CBC's poll tracker at: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/poll-tracker/canada/, probabilities of winning the 2019 Canadian federal election are provided. Currently, these are 11% Liberal ...
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Decision about cultural appropriation by tribal government

Have their been any decisions or recommendations by governments of Native American tribes or nations about the issue of cultural appropriation? I am especially interested in decisions or ...
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Why does Canada fund fertility treatment but not dentistry, medications or optometry?

I'm from Ontario and OHIP funds fertility. If I get the facts wrong, go ahead and just edit! OHIP doesn't fund, if you're 20-64, optometry like annual eye exams. over 25, prescription medications. ...
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How would Bill C-38 be considered illiberal? [closed]

Bill C-38: The Civil Marriage Act ...codifies a definition of marriage for the first time in Canadian law, expanding on the traditional common-law understanding of civil marriage as an exclusively ...
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What are the arguments made in favor of a minority government over majority government and vice versa?

What are the arguments made in favor of a minority government over majority government and vice versa? I've heard majority is better because they typically last longer, but I don't see why this is ...
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What support does Jaspal Atwal have?

I’ve seen some mentions about Jaspal Atwal on Twitter, and commentary on the failure to not notice he was on the guest list - a failure to oppose him. But what I don’t get is if you look at it in the ...
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How do elections determine who is “leading” or “elected” with partial results?

Every time a provincial or federal election comes on here in Toronto, we look at the partial results and report on "leading/elected". I've never understood how this is calculated. How do the major ...
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Legal rationale for detention of Meng Wanzhou by the United States [duplicate]

Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese multinational Huawei and daughter of its founder was detained on Dec 1, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada, at a request of the United States. How do the United Stated justify ...
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What is the current status of Canadian parliament? [closed]

I'm Canadian, but not a huge follower of Canadian politics. I have been reading articles discussing opposition parties' responses and continuing reactions to moves that PM Trudeau is making with ...
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Why is Canada trying so hard to defuse Saudi dispute?

Canada Reaching Out To Other Countries To Help Defuse Saudi Dispute Canada seeks UAE help to defuse row with Saudi Arabia Canada to ask allies to help cool Saudi dispute; U.S. offers no aid Why is ...
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Canada: “Governor General” vs “Governor in Council”

Is "governor in council" the same as "governor general" in Canada? If not, what does the "governor in council" do?
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Why do the US and Canada accept asylum seekers on their soil rather than funding refugee camps abroad?

Refugee camps in countries like Syria are significantly overpopulated and stretched for funds. Taking care of a person there costs a fraction of what it takes to care for a refugee in a developed ...
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Is it an unfair advantage that the current Prime Minister decides when the election will be held? [closed]

This applies at least in Canada and England. Wondering what provision if any offsets this apparent advantage/disadvantage.
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Criminal exchange between USA and Canada

If someone commits a crime in Canada, can this person be arrested in USA while being a national of a third country?
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Do the Canadian Senate's regions support each other in voting as the Constitution expects them to?

I was reading the Wikipedia article on the Senate of Canada. Based on that, Canada is divided into four principal regions that all have 24 senators; in addition is Newfoundland & Labrador and the ...
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What do Native Americans in Canada want from the Federal Government?

In recent news in Canada it has been reported that Indigenous peoples are no longer supporting Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. In fact, support has dipped to 2 in 10 Indigenous saying they would ...
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Why did Saudi Arabia react so strongly to Canada?

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Canada Saudi Arabia freezes new trade, investment after Canada demands activists be freed Saudi Arabia Orders Its Fund ...
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Why can't local representatives be chosen directly in proportional voting by selecting the top ranking candidates in each district?

There is an interesting article on Policynote.ca explaining the requirements for a good voting system: Proportionality: Any new electoral system must provide for generally proportional results, but ...
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The political risk of a law that allows traffic camera be installed in all intersections [closed]

In all the cities I have lived in in Canada, I do not see a lot of traffic cameras in intersections. There seems to be only one or two in the intersections with the most traffic. That gets me thinking ...