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Political Studies
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POLS 205
Loleen Berdahl

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POLS 205 2011-02-17 Democratic Deficits in Canada - Change in recent decades o Nevitte’s “decline of deference” o Attitudes toward representative democracy  Women are still a minority, despite having the vote for almost a century  Notion that representatives should take into consideration how a constituency feels o Practice of Canadian politics Key points of concern - Voter turnout - Representation of women, minorities - Role of MPs o Elected at local level o In theory, they represent local concerns o Trudeau referred to backbenchers as “trained seals”  Due to strict party discipline  Opposition MPs = “nobodies once they found themselv
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