A history of the vote in Canada.
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Published by Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada in Ottawa, Ont .
Written in English


  • Canada. -- Parliament -- Elections -- History,
  • Elections -- Canada -- History,
  • Voting -- Canada -- History,
  • Elections -- Canada -- Provinces -- History

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Edition Notes

ContributionsElections Canada.
LC ClassificationsJL193. H58 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 152 p. :
Number of Pages152
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22264963M
ISBN 100662440870
ISBN 109780662440871

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The history of the vote in Canada is the history of an almost constantly expanding right, despite temporary detours along the way. By the time of the general election, Canada had achieved almost universal suffrage. Expansion of the franchise is evident in the figures on electoral participation – often referred to as voter turnout. The Web module Explore a History of the Vote in Canada traces the evolution of Canadian democracy over years. A look back at our history shows that this is a recent achievement and demonstrates just how valuable it is. A team of renowned historians and academics produced a memorable account of the social evolution that made democracy possible, in a book published by Elections Canada, A History of the Vote in Canada. The Parliament of Canada site provides the results of all by-elections held since , as well as a chronology of MPs who crossed the floor to either sit as an independent or to join another party's caucus since The growth in the number of women running as candidates can be seen by party and.

Inuit and Doukhobours are given the right to vote in federal elections and B.C. elections, respectively. Doukhobours are given the right to vote in federal elections. Aboriginal persons are granted the right to vote in federal elections. A revised Canada Elections Act lowers the voting age to   For instance, Canadians who are at least 18 years old and inmates in a correctional institution or a federal penitentiary in Canada may vote by special ballot in federal elections, by-elections, and referendums, regardless of the length of the term they are the U.S., voting by felons is not regulated at the federal level, and only two American states allow incarcerated people to vote. The history of the right to vote in Canada is a messy story. Over hundreds of years, countless individuals have fought to improve our democracy and to have voting recognized as a fundamental right. The next time you have the chance to cast your ballot in an election, take a moment to think of all the people who stood up and demanded the right to vote. In deciding who to count as what, I have relied on the data in the book Canada Votes () by Howard A. Scarrow which offers well-researched suggestions for sorting ambiguous MPs in early Canadian elections. List of Minor Party and Ambiguous MPs.