Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Minority Governments

Did you know Canada.. Canada has had eleven minority governments!

A minority government is when no party has a majority of seats in the legislature therefore governments must rely on the support of other parties to stay in power, providing less stability than a majority government.

At the federal level no minority government has lasted a standard four-year term. Most minority governments have lasted less than two years.

And now for the second time in our history an election campaign is underway following three successive minority governments.

Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia, Wikipedia

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