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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

CANADIAN ELECTION RESULTS 2006

Canada elected a new government and new Prime Minister yesterday after almost 13 years of the Liberal Party being in power. Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party are now the leaders of Canada with a minority government. This means that they got less than the 155 seats necessary to form a majority government.

The seats in the House of Commons are as follows:
The Conservative Party – 124 seats
The Liberal Party of Canada – 103 seats
The Bloc Quebecois – 51 seats
The NDP – 29 seats
Independent – 1 seat

Some of Harper’s promises include reducing the GST from 7% to 6%, increased focus on crime and justice, and providing families who need daycare with over $1000 for each child.

If you have any further queries, please email Doctor English at drenglish@vec.ca.

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