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Political Science
James Mc Allister

POLA51 week 9 29032012 63800 AM Base respresentation based on regions 24 ontario 24 quebec 24 maritimes West became another territorial district 6 BC 6 Alberta House of commons determined by population Regional representation of the house senate are appointed by govt of the day not by vote Upper chamberrepresented by minorities or regions Senate criticized because it represents corporationsbig businesses Franchise who gets the vote Anyone 18 can vote 1867 smaller group of people electedhad to be a citizen malefemale be part of constituency to go to that riding senate was constructed by regional representation by those who could vote rep by pop nwtndp 3 constituency in Toronto with redistriubutions with gerry manning drawing constituency parties smaller consistency parties etc readjustment act regionalism regional Canadadominated by ndp previously by bloc quebecois in quebec fair vote Canadaregional parties are better than national parties VOTING BEHAVIOUR who voteswho doesnt vote and why Voter turn out to who is eligible to voteWhy dont people vote ageilldisablepeople living in big citiesyou dont know how to votenot interested too busyout of towndeclining voter turnout
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