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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