With tag: canada
Canadian Election Delivers Losses To Bloc Quebecois
By Ric Cengeri
The New Democratic Party took 45 seats in Quebec that were previously held by Bloc Quebecois. It now holds just four seats after yesterday's results, leading some to
question the future of the Quebec
Canadian Media Predict Harper Majority
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper
won his coveted majority government in elections that changed Canada's political landscape with the opposition Liberals
and Quebec separatists suffering a shattering defeat.
Outcome Uncertain As Canadians Head To The Polls
By Mitch Wertlieb
are headed to the polls today for a federal election. Going
into the election, polling continues to change daily in favor of the New
Democratic Party, leading to the possibility that the party will form the
Canadian Government Falls In No-Confidence Vote Against Harper
parties toppled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government in a no
confidence vote Friday, triggering the country's fourth election in
seven years. The opposition parties held the Conservative
government in contempt of Parliament in a 156-145 vote for failing to
disclose the full financial details of his tougher crime legislation,
corporate tax cuts and plans to purchase stealth fighter jets.
VT Edition: Canada in 2009
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Dr. Paul Martin, Director of the University of Vermont's Canadian Studies Program and Jeffrey Ayres and Chair of the Political Science Department from St. Michaels College about top Canadian news stories of 2009.