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This election 308 seats will be sought after across the country. The party to win the most seats forms government. If the other parties represented in the house have enough seats to out number the government they can vote down laws. This is a minority government. If it is a budget that is voted down it is called a vote of non confidence. The governor general will dissolve the house and we will have another election. During a minority government the government has to garner support from other parties to govern.

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Thanks willy,

I'm starting to understand more of it. I do how ever have some few questions if you or anyone don't mind answering them.

1) Who decides how many seats to be sought?

2)What does each party much do in order to win the seats?

3)Willy stated that which ever win the most seats forms a government, but then he also stated that if other parties have more seats they can vote down laws. How is this possible? when the government won the most seats in the first place?

4) Once a party wins the most seats and forms a government, does this mean they're the government that runs the country? for example the liberals at the moment.

Please answer, and thank you for your time.

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Thanks willy,

I'm starting to understand more of it. I do how ever have some few questions if you or anyone don't mind answering them.

1) Who decides how many seats to be sought?

2)What does each party much do in order to win the seats?

3)Willy stated that which ever win the most seats forms a government, but then he also stated that  if other parties have more seats they can vote down laws. How is this possible? when the government won the most seats in the first place?

4) Once a party wins the most seats and forms a government, does this mean they're the government that runs the country? for example the liberals at the moment.

Please answer, and thank you for your time.

There is an electoral reform commission. They redraw the riding boundaries based on population sifts.

1 -Parliament (government) ultimately decides the no of seats based on recommendations of the commission.

2 -whoever gets the plurality of votes in each riding wins the seat; the person wins it, not the party.

3 -mixing apples and oranges.

MAJORITY: 308 seats, 155 for majority, do not forget speaker, so really need 156 seats minimum to govern

MINORITY government: means all parties obtain less than 155 seats, one party needs another party, to obtain more than 155 seats, to help govern, to pass legislation;

If minority, Usually, maybe always, the party with the most number of seats gets first opportunity to govern, sometimes with a formal co-alition, sometimes not.

4 - Liberals are majority government because they have 172 seats? more than 155 seats.

These are educated guesses, hope it helps. ;)

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Pellaken I was not on this forum a few months ago. If I was I would have shared my opinion and that should not be confused with facts all the time.

Our friends in the NDP should ask more questions and then we might be able to call them Conservatives if they get good answers.

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Pellaken I was not on this forum a few months ago. If I was I would have shared my opinion and that should not be confused with facts all the time.

Our friends in the NDP should ask more questions and then we might be able to call them Conservatives if they get good answers.

I asked what Keynesism was, and I was laughed out of the room by the posters, and IIRC, the admin.

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Our friends in the NDP should ask more questions and then we might be able to call them Conservatives if they get good answers.
I asked what Keynesism was, and I was laughed out of the room by the posters, and IIRC, the admin.

No question is silly, even asked publicly. And the best questions are asked publicly and anonymously!

Have no fear.

But Keynesianism is another question. Keysianism is very silly. Anyone who asks about that must be a complete fool... (I hope you have a sense of humour...)

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Keynes developed his theories in the 1930s precisely in order to save capitalism. He understood that it could not long survive the mass unemployment of the Great Depression. His goal was to preserve what was good about capitalism, while saving it from those who would destroy it completely.

Said Keynes in The General Theory , "The authoritarian state systems of today seem to solve the problem of unemployment at the expense of efficiency and of freedom…. But it may be possible by a right analysis of the problem to cure the disease whilst preserving efficiency and freedom."

That Keynes' theories were fundamentally anti-socialist can perhaps best be demonstrated by the way communists viewed his work.

http://www.ncpa.org/edo/bb/2004/bb-20040119.htm

Would the right interpret Keynes differently than the left?

a much maligned fellow, me thinks. ;)

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