Feb. 28, 2011: federal and provincial parties and party systems, nunavut and northwest territories do not have parties, connections between provincial and federal parties. In 19th century federal parties more powerful than provincial parties because the federal government was more powerful than the provincial government. In atlantic canada the liberals and conservatives embraced these terms to connect themselves to the federal parties. If the federal parties in power- a weak provincial party will be dependent on the federal and vice versa- influenced by weather one is in power or not in power or if both are in power. It"s difficult to convert the party machinery from one level to the other level- not all liberal parties are the same and so on. American revolution- core of liberal were reform liberals that came from britain- core of. Ndp british that emigrated to this province: ontario is a parallel of the federal party system- two and a half party system.