Canada’s Elections Down to the Wire, With Minority Government Likely

New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair at a campaign event at the Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 9, 2015 (photo by Flickr user Anne Campagne licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license).
New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair at a campaign event at the Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 9, 2015 (photo by Flickr user Anne Campagne licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic license).

Canada votes on Monday, and the latest polls show the centrist Liberal Party with a slight lead over the ruling Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party. In an email interview, Brian Tanguay, professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, discussed what is a stake in Canada’s elections. WPR: What explains the emergence of the New Democratic Party (NDP) as a national political contender, and why have its prospects faded recently? Brian Tanguay: In the early days of this very long campaign, most polls indicated that the NDP would, for a second straight election, sweep Quebec—a phenomenon known as the […]

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