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L19 - Political Parties, Membership and Organization
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Department
Political Science
Course
POL2101
Professor
Luc Turgeon
Semester
Winter

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March 28, 2014 Political Parties, Membership and Organization  Parliamentary wing (leader and caucus) and extra-parliamentary wings (executive and permanent office, national convention, local electoral district associations) o Liberal party of BC is not the same as the Liberal party of Canada – more conservative o Conservative party – no link between provincial and federal membership o Liberal depends – in theAtlantic Provinces and Saskatchewan, if you’re a member of your provincial Liberal party, then you’re a member of the national Liberal Party. o No NDP in Quebec o  Impact of federalism on political parties o It’s not always in the provincial party’s best interest to be closely affiliated with the national party • Varies from one party to another and within the party  Party conventions • Limited impact in Canada, but exceptions  Electoral district association Political Parties in Canada: Empty Vessels? • The average age of political parties is 59 years old
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