12 party systems in canada, federal, provincial, and nunavut. Many of the provincial parties arose because of the power of the. Sometimes possible for mps to serve as mlas as well. Provincial party systems different from federal, and from one another because provincial societies, history, and economies are very different. They also all share in common one thing, and with the federal. Parties, strong executive, single member plurality system (fptp) Federalism leads to dual images of the parties, and duel policies. Two models of federal - provincial party relations. Provincial parties are not hierarchically inferior to the federal parties. Operations of parties, fed and pro, parallel the canadian system of parliament. Relations are heavily influenced by which one is in power, or if both are in power, or if neither are in power. A weak provincial party not in power may depend on their federal level whom may be in power. If both are in power they may fight.