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What exactly is going on with the current political situation in Canada?

Asked by Mtl_zack (6759points) December 7th, 2008

I’ve been to busy with exams to pay much attention, and now it seems like I’ve been living under a rock. I’ve heard many vague, biased answers about what is going on. What I want are the basics of what is going on.

I am Canadian, and I feel like this has a great impact on my life. I’ve done some research just now, but people are only talking about what’s going on now, not how it started. It’s like walking into a movie halfway through and you’re so confused.

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kevbo's avatar

I don’t know if this helps directly, but here’s a viewpoint you probably won’t find from most sources. This site examines political issues through a lens of globalization and shines a light on the interests that operate toward that end.

Mtl_zack's avatar

Thanks for the link. It shines a lot of light on the conservative stance. However, I doubt the research that went into that article beause it seems very biased and it even quotes wikipedia.

osakarob's avatar

A very concise and easily readable explanation can be found in this week’s Economist magazine.

http://www.economist.com/world/americas/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12725018

CherryRed's avatar

Nothing different. That’s why only 60% vote. Though I heard Stevens not doing so hot.

Siren's avatar

I have been loosely following the politics there myself and my impression is that there was a “No Confidence Vote” declared recently on the current prime minister, due to his stance and actions on key issues which both of the opposing parties (and apparently most of the country) clearly showed opposing views. Because he has not become prime minister by a majority vote to begin with, the other two parties can “gang up” on him and submit a “no confidence” declaration, which binds his hands and literally means he cannot do his job until someone else takes his place.

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