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May 2011

The Federal (Anti-) Election 2011 in Canada - Part 3 - The Personalities and Issues

As previously discussed in part 1 and part 2, the election was triggered by the fact that at the time there was a minority government and there was an ever increasing bitterness between the opposition parties and the government. This lead to a non-confidence motion by the opposition party which succeeded.

As previously mentioned, this series of article describes the current very confusing election of the Federal Parliament of Canada from the perspective of a recent immigrant to Canada. In this part, the leaders of the major parties and the issues discussed will be presented from the described perspective.

The Federal (Anti-) Election 2011 in Canada - Part 2 - Dissolution of Parliament and the Announcement of the Election

After the constitutional crisis in 2008 that was described in Part 1 of this series, the minority government held by the Conservative Party was able to maintain the confidence of Parliament until April 2011. Despite this, the bitterness of the opposition party with the government has steadily increased.

The Federal (Anti-) Election 2011 in Canada - Part 1 - Background

The current Canadian election seems to be very confusing, even for Canadian, but even more for recent immigrants or people living outside Canada. For this reason, this series of articles is suppose to shed some light on this 2011 federal election in Canada from the perspective of a recent immigrant to Canada.