The Canadian Political Party System

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The beginning:
The Canadian Political Party System
The Canadian political system has been interpreted in a range of different ways. One constant is that Canadian politics is dominated by political parties. For example, R.
Carty
et al in Rebuilding Canadian Party Politics argue,
Making sense of Canada has always meant making
sense of its party politics. That is
inevitable in a country first put together,
and then kept together, by party politicians
who must compete in electoral contests to
win support and office(
Carty
et al 3).
Although there is a consensus regarding the importance of party politics in Canadian politics, there is little consensus on the nature of party politics in Canada. The traditional argument in that Canada party politics was based...
The end:
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