Study Questions: Chapter 9

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1. What are the reasons for encouraging western Canadian settlement in the National Policy?

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2. What are some of the major differences between the Liberals and the Conservatives in the pre-1920 era?

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3. Describe the brokerage party system in Canada.

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4. How have the major parties always dealt with the periodic cycles of regional protest?

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5. What is meant by the term “two and one-half” party system?

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6. What two elements for a durable party realignment were revealed in the 1993 federal election?

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7. What two factors are said to explain the unexpected results of the 2011 election?

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8. Describe and contrast the three models for selecting party leaders.

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9. Outline the arguments against the electoral system currently used in Canada.

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10. What role does money play in Canadian elections? How effective are measures designed to regulate election finances of candidates and parties?

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