Election 2008 Tag

11 Sep 2010 Municipal Election Attracts Three Canadian Reformed Candidates

By Ingrid VanderGaag (Elora ARPA): This fall, the Township of Centre Wellington (Fergus-Elora area in Ontario) will have three Canadian Reformed candidates running for council. Each represents a different ward, but will have stiff competition as there are many candidates running this year. Eric VanGrootheest, whose father was also a councillor in 1990-94, recognizes that first generation Canadians spent a lot of time getting their own associations established and did not have the time to move out into the community. He would like to be involved in changing the ‚ÄėDutch church‚Äô perspective and also desires to readdress the priorities in the community stressing good stewardship of finances and operations.
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19 Mar 2010 Canadian Social Conservatism on the Rise?

Writing in the latest issue of Maclean's, national affairs columnist Paul Wells documents the rise of social conservatism in Ottawa and across the country, citing mounting evidence the Canadian government and Canadians in general are incrementally moving to the right.  Wells points to recent initiatives by the governing Conservatives on maternal health abroad, a federally sponsored Youth for Christ proposal to build a youth centre in Winnipeg, the rejection of the Insite safe-injection site in Vancouver and a renewed national focus on family, law and order and traditional marriage.  Noting the success of two recent Ottawa events, including the Institute for Marriage and Family Canada policy conference...

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09 Nov 2009 Nov 9th By-Election Results

Four ridings across the country (in BC, Quebec, and Nova Scotia) have new MP's. In Nova Scotia, Christian Heritage Party of Canada leader Jim Hnatiuk and a team of CHP supporters from across the country ran an ambitious campaign against his rivals Scott Armstrong (Conservative), Mark Austin (NDP), and others. Hnatiuk wound up in 5th place, close behind the Green Party candidate. Click here for the results of each of the ridings....

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15 Oct 2008 A Renewed Parliament for Canada

Election 2008 has resulted in a Parliament that looks very similar to the previous one. The Conservatives have a new mandate to govern. The Liberals losses have translated into some gains for the Conservatives and NDP but otherwise there have been few changes. The Green Party failed to achieve a seat. The Christian Heritage Party seems to have maintained its meager position, in sixth place as a party but far behind the fifth place Greens in popular vote. All of that is visible and obvious. What is not visible is...

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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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