Conservative Party of Canada

Cartoon: NDP Leader Layton Propps up the Harper Conservatives

Find a political cartoon depicting New Democratic Party leader, Jack Layton, asking Minority Conservative government leader, Stephen Harper, to dance.

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Cartoon: The Liberals and the NDP Exchange Roles of Propping Up Conservative Government

Find a political cartoon depicting the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada exchanging roles of propping up the minority Conservative government.

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Federal Campaign Finance Laws in Canada

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jul 21, 2009

Campaign finance refers to the rules that govern the use of money in electoral processes such as general elections, by-elections, and referenda. In this context, Canada has adopted a broad set of rules in relation to key political actors, including election candidates, political parties, electoral district associations, and third parties. This article provides an introduction to federal campaign finance laws, including their history, content, and administration. It also explores a number of key issues regarding the regulation of money in elections.

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Cartoon: Former Prime Minister Mulroney's Impact on the Conservative Party of Canada

Find a political cartoon depicting Former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Mulroney's negative impact on the Conservative Party of Canada due to accusations of scandal during his tenure as Prime Minister of Canada.

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Cartoon: The 2009 Federal Budget and the Big Spending Conservatives

Find a political cartoon depicting the federal Conservative party of Canada as being a big spending pig, in reaction to the 2009 federal budget in Canada.

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Will the Conservative MPs Resign En Masse in Response to Coalition?

By Greg Farries on Dec 2, 2008

CFRA's Lowell Green, QR77's Dave Rutherford, and Bourque Newswatch are reporting that the Western Canadian MPs may take a drastic measure if the Governor General allows the coalition to form government - they will resign en masse.

This drastic measure - effectively removing significant political representation from a large portion of the country - would certainly push the Governor General and or the coalition to consider dissolving the House and calling an election.

Cartoon: Canada Enters a Recession - Conservative Government Changes Tune

Find a political cartoon depicting Canada entering a recession, while Prime Minister Harper and Finance Minister Flaherty discuss whether Canada's economy is technically in recession.

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Cartoon: Flaherty and the Potential for a Federal Budget Deficit

Find a political cartoon depicting a federal budget deficit as being a jack-in-the-box for the Conservative Party Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty.

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Cartoon: Conservative Cuts to State Funding of the Arts

Find a political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Harper trying to remove the Canadian arts community from sucking on teat of the Canadian State.

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2008 Canadian Federal Election: Results and Summary

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Oct 21, 2008

On October 14, 2008, Canadians returned Stephen Harper and Conservative Party of Canada to a second minority government. In this feature, learn more about the results of the 2008 federal election, including an overview of the results, discussions of key factors/non-factors in the election, and an examination of the election’s impact.

On October 14, 2008, Canadians returned Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada to a second minority government. On the one hand, the 2008 election did little to change the Canadian political landscape, as the major political parties were returned to Parliament with similar seat totals and percentages of the national vote as in the previous 2006 election.

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Best and worst campaigns: and the winners are...

By Harold Jansen on Oct 12, 2008

As we're in the dying days of the election, it's time to look back and see who had the best and worst campaigns in this election. It was an odd election, with events overtaking the best laid plans of political strategists and consultants. Just to be clear, this doesn't have anything to do with how these parties will do on election day. This evaluation looks at how well the party did, based on the resources they had and the goals they needed to accomplish.

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Tag Clouding the Campaign Websites - Unscientific, but Fun!

By Greg Farries on Oct 9, 2008

Darren Barefoot, author of Getting to First Base: A Social Media Marketing Playbook, has taken a novel approach to analyzing what the political parties in Canada mention on their campaign websites.

What with the forthcoming election and all, and being in marketing, I thought it might be interesting to use Wordle to distill each of the four national parties’ websites into a tag cloud. The cloud would reflect the terms that the party uses most frequently on their English-language websites. With an assist from Ask Metafilter, I got them done. I’ll explain a little more about how after the clouds.

Cartoon: Was Prime Minister Harper too Passive in the Leaders Debate?

Find a political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Stephen Harper being too passive during the 2008 federal election in Canada.

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2008 Election Campaign Political Party Platforms

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Oct 3, 2008

Find a summary of the campaign platforms for each of the federal political parties in Canada. Links to the official platforms for the Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party of Canada, and the Green Party of Canada are also available.

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French debate preview: pressure on Harper

By Harold Jansen on Oct 1, 2008

In an hour and a half, the French language debate will be starting and it will be interesting to see how it unfolds. This really is the contest between Dion, Duceppe and Harper. Although the NDP is making some gains in Quebec, I don't see Mr. Layton as particularly relevant and Ms. May's struggles in French mean she'll be marginal for much of it.

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