Minority Government in Canada: The Stephen Harper Experience

@article{Cody2008MinorityGI,
  title={Minority Government in Canada: The Stephen Harper Experience},
  author={H. Cody},
  journal={American Review of Canadian Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={27 - 42}
}
  • H. Cody
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • American Review of Canadian Studies
"The art of minority government is engineering defeat on the most favourable terms." (1) Canada's politics, consistent with Britain's history under the same plurality electoral system (known as "first-past-the-post," or FPP), considers majority governments to be the norm. The largest party in the House of Commons usually has more than half the members of Parliament (MPs). Through the quarter-century between 1980 and 2004, Canadians elected six consecutive majorities. Since Canada's voters… Expand
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