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Elections in Canada

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Canadian federal election, 2006: Information from Answers.com (3701 words)
The 2006 Canadian federal election (more formally, the 39th General Election) was held on January 23, 2006, to elect members of the 39th Parliament of the Canadian House of Commons.
The election resulted in a minority government led by the Conservative Party with Stephen Harper becoming the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada; this is Canada's smallest minority government since Confederation, in terms of the percentage of seats held by the governing party.
This general election elected members for the House of Commons, indirectly determining the prime minister and cabinet, as the government will be formed by the political party or coalition of parties that the governor general determines is best able to command the confidence of the House (usually the one with the most elected members).
Elections in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1316 words)
Elections are generally held in either the fall or spring.
In the Canada Elections Act, inmates serving a sentence of at least two years are also prohibited from voting, but on October 31, 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that such a law violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and was rendered of no force or effect.
Much speculation had surrounded how long of the campaign for the 39th federal election would be in 2006, especially as it became certain the election would be called in the weeks preceding Christmas 2005.
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