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Lecture 3

POL356H1 Lecture 3: Sept 26

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Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL356H1
Professor
Nelson Wiseman

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September 26th 2017, Lecture #3
Labour
Progressives
CCF/NDP
Social Credit
Reconstruction
Communist
Bloc Populaire
Ralliement des creditistes
Reform
Bloc Quebecois
Green
Most British colonies have a FPTP system
The CCF is still around
Social credit 4 or 5 decades
Had 3rd parties since 1921
o did not want to be opposition
o did not like the way parliament was working reason for creation
o wanted no party discipline
o gone by late 20s
WL Morton reading farmers were upset that the liberals did not lower tariffs as
promised hence creation of the 3rd party
Had 3rd ever since
Many minority governments
o 1/3 elections lead to minority governments
o coalition governments form not usual to Canada (on the federal level)
currently have 5 parties in the HOC
1945 had 6 parties bloc populaire (communist was elected)
support for 3rd parties in the 60s they had an average of 25% of the vote
went up to 41% and in 2006 and 2008 went to 32%
every province beside Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick
has has a 3rd party notice size of the provinces that have not had one
3rd parties have been the second party (federally, never first) in the HOC
durable and variable
1911 rural, no unions 1921 urban, unions
skyscrapers, elevators, technology, cars, electrical appliances, radio causing a
shift in society
o radios allow politicians to reach many people easily
no employment, decline in birth rates and immigrants (30s drought in prairies)
depression sparked new parties to rise social credit etc they come up as their
needs change and want to voice them
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September 26 2017, Lecture #3 • Labour • Progressives • CCF/NDP • Social Credit • Reconstruction • Communist • Bloc Populaire • Ralliement des creditistes • Reform • Bloc Quebecois • Green • Most British colonies have a FPTP system • The CCF is still around • Social credit 4 or 5 decades • Had 3 parties since 1921 o did not want to be opposition o did not like the way parliament was working – reason for creation o wanted no party discipline o gone by late 20s • WL Morton reading – farmers were upset that the liberals did not lower tariffs as rd promisrd – hence creation of the 3 party • Had 3 ever since • Many minority governments o 1/3 elections lead to minority governments o coalition governments form – not usual to Canada (on the federal level) • currently have 5 parties in the HOC • 1945 – had 6 parties – bloc populaire (communist was elected) • support for 3 parties – in the 60s they had an average of 25% of the vote • went up to 41% and in 2006 and 200
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