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AUPOL103- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 31 pages long!)


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Augustana Faculty - Political Studies
Course Code
AUPOL103
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blythe
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Midterm

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AUPOL103
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Canadian Political Parties & Party Systems
Poli Sci 103
-political party influences elections but not ideological
-parties tend to be drawn to the centre
-government parties often have similar policies
Party System
-1st party system - loose coalition
1986 - two parties emerge
-liberal
-conservative - form 1st, more cohesive because they were in the government
third party - not enough to form a government
no secret ballot
election dates
patronage politics - giving political friends jobs in contracts
caucus parties
-2nd party system (1918-1957)
liberals dominate this period
regional ministers - consensus based on politics
new party emerges (progressives) - farmer’s party, central Canada dominated too
much
cooperative commonwealth federation (CCF)
social credit
2 1/2 party system - two parties, and a smaller party that could influence but can’t
form a government
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
-3rd party system (1957-1993)
period of transition - liberal dominance is broken
liberal dominance in the West is broken
1961 - CCF closes its doors and gave way to NDP
1968 - social credit no longer viable
developed extra parliamentary wing - part of the party that isn't in the government
more from cadre (MPs and elites) to mass party (ordinary citizens can join the
party)
election expenses - parties can only spend $6B in a campaign and a candidate
$60,000
-4th party system (1993-present)
majority to 2 seats in the HOC
BC (BQ, reform, progressive conservative) to 2 seats
reform - Canadian alliance
-emerges in 2014 and merges to progressive conservative then to conservative
multi-party system - liberal, conservative, NDP, BQ, green party
election finance reform - publicly funded campaigns
-each party would get $1.75 / vote
-more votes = more public money
-corporate and union donations are limited to $1000
brokerage party - bringing together multiple interest (conservatives and liberals)
ideological - principle based, no shifting in the spectrum (NDP)
issue - sees issue as a base (given)
caucus - elective members are deciding what the party does
mass - extra parliamentary wings
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