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23 Sep 2008 Is Your Local School Participating in the Federal Election?

Student Vote Canada is a non-profit organization that is trying to promote democratic action among Canadian youth. They are providing a free package of resources for schools across the country so that students can participate in their own election. The package includes ballots, posters, ballot boxes, and lesson plans. This is an excellent way to engage students in Canadian politics - learn more here. Hurry - registration closes September 26 at 5:00 pm!...

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23 Sep 2008 CHP Sues to Open Leaders’ TV Debates to All

CALGARY, Sept. 22, 2008 (CHPNews) - The sixth-largest of Canada's federal political parties is going to court to ask that all registered parties be included in the television debates next month. There are 18 registered federal parties and one eligible for registration. The Christian Heritage Party applied to be included in the Leaders' Debates Sept 11, after the Green Party had been added to the roster. The consortium of broadcasters organizing the debates turned down the CHP's request Sept. 16, giving no reason.
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19 Sep 2008 Catholics, Protestants no longer a split vote

Matthew Coutts, National Post - September 15, 2008A propensity for Roman Catholics to vote for the Liberal Party, while their Protestant counterparts lean toward the Conservatives, may no longer be as evident as once believed by Canadian political scientists and those studying voting tendencies, according to a new study.The study, conducted by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), found that Catholics and Protestants from less-strict...

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16 Sep 2008 FEDERAL ELECTION 2008 – CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE

These questionnaires have been prepared by Chatham ARPA and Langley ARPA and may be of use for you in your riding. A questionnaire can be a very effective way to inform your local churches about where the candidates stand on issues that matter to you. Remind the candidates how many people in your riding will be reading their answers!
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16 Sep 2008 LifeSiteNews Interviews Canadian National Pro-Life Political Organization Leader on Federal Election – Part I

"You have a widening gulf between the electorate and the people running for office" says Jim HughesBy Steve Jalsevac OTTAWA, September 15, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last week, LifeSiteNews interviewed Campaign Life Coalition National President and International Right to Life Vice President Jim Hughes about his organization's involvement in the Canadian federal election now underway. The extensive interview, in which Hughes gives frank comments about the Canadian political scene, is being presented in two parts. See Part II in tomorrow's LifeSiteNews.
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10 Sep 2008 Are Canada’s politicians talking about what Canadians want to hear?

eReview #50 - By Dave Quist, Executive Director, Institute of Marriage and Family CanadaSo it begins. Canadians are now in the midst of a federal election. Over the next 35 days, we will be inundated with information—email, “demon-dialers”, TV, radio, newspapers, even at the front door of our homes. It won’t end until voting day, Tuesday, October 14. For some of us, it will be policy wonk heaven – debates, policy announcements and political rhetoric every day. For others, it will be the longest five weeks imaginable.If pundits are correct, we are going to hear a lot about leadership, economic indicators, the environment, jobs and healthcare. These are important issues. However, there are several other topics that should also be part of public discourse. This is true whether they receive any serious consideration this election cycle or not. Here are some of the issues that we would like to see discussed during this federal campaign and subsequently, the 40th Parliament:
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09 Sep 2008 Which bills died as a result of the election?

This movie, courtesy of 4My Canada, lists the legislation that did not get passed before an election was called. Some of these are worthy of support in a new session of Parliament. Others should never be brought back to see the light of day. This list will be helpful when bringing issues up at all-candidates meetings, letters to the editor, or in discussions with your friends and family. ...

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