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Note: There is a wealth of information on the Web on all three levels of government, political parties and the electoral processes in Canada. Here are but a few we used in developing the course.



CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER OF CANADA


Canada’s Federal Electoral Districts:
http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=gen&document=ec92605&dir=bkg&lang=e&textonly=false


Election Canada Home Page:
http://www.elections.ca/


Election Canada Glossary:
http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=gen&dir=glo&document=glossary2&lang=e&textonly=false


Information on your electoral district and Member of Parliament:
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/Pss/finded.aspx?L=e&page=newsearch



CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICERS (PROVINCIAL and TERRITORIAL):


Alberta:
http://www.electionsalberta.ab.ca/welcome.html


British Columbia:
http://www.elections.bc.ca/general/aboutEBC.htm


Manitoba:
http://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/main/EM_info/CEO.htm


New Brunswick:
http://www.gnb.ca/elections/


Newfoundland and Labrador:
http://www.elections.gov.nl.ca/elections/


Nova Scotia:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/elo/elections/


Ontario:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_17005_1.html


Prince Edward Island:
http://www.electionspei.ca/


Quebec:
http://www.dgeq.qc.ca/en/index.asp


Saskatchewan:
http://www.elections.sk.ca/home.php


Northwest Territories:
http://www.electionsnwt.com/message.html


Nunavut:
http://www.elections.nu.ca/


Yukon:
http://electionsyukon.gov.yk.ca/



ELECTORAL REFORM:


At the national level:

  1. Centre for Research and Information on Canada (Guide to Democratic Reform):
    http://www.cric.ca/en_html/guide/democratic_reform/dem_reform.html

  2. Fair Vote Canada:
    http://www.fairvotecanada.org/fvc.php/

  3. Political financing (Chief Electoral Office of Canada):
    http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=loi&document=index&dir=re3&lang=e&textonly=false

  4. Recommendations on Electoral Reform by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada:
    http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=med&document=index&dir=wbc&lang=e&textonly=false

  5. Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs:
    http://www.parl.gc.ca/committee/CommitteePublication.aspx?SourceId=122500

  6. The Law Commission of Canada:
    http://www.lcc.gc.ca/about/voting_8-en.asp

At the provincial level:


  1. Citizen Assembly British Columbia:
    http://www.citizensassembly.bc.ca/public

  2. Manitoba approach to electoral reform (Message from Hon. Becky Barrett, Minister of Labour):
    http://www.misc-iecm.mcgill.ca/socdem/barret.htm

  3. New-Brunswick Electoral Reform Discussion Paper:
    http://www.gnb.ca/legis/business/committees/previous/reports-e/electreform/index-e.asp

  4. Ontario Democratic Renewal Secretariat:
    http://www.democraticrenewal.gov.on.ca/

  5.  Prince Edward Island Electoral Reform Commission:
    http://www.gov.pe.ca/electoralreform/index.php3

  6. Quebec Electoral Reform (Message in French):
    http://www.institutions-democratiques.gouv.qc.ca/discours/srid_dis20041215.htm

  7. Saskatchewan Electoral Reform (Bill 119):
    http://www.elections.sk.ca/electoralreform.php


FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES:


Home page (from which you can link to provincial and territorial municipal associations):
http://www.fcm.ca/english/main.html


Report on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Decision Making:
http://www.fcm.ca/english/policy/increase.pdf


Resource Kit for increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Decision Making:
http://www.fcm.ca/english/policy/toolkit.pdf



GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA:


Both Houses of the Parliament of Canada:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/index.asp?Language=E&Parl=38&ses=1


Government of Canada (with links to all the provincial and territorial governments):
http://canada.gc.ca/


Government of Canada site on the Structure of the Government of Canada:
http://canada.gc.ca/howgoc/glance_e.html



HISTORY:


Heritage Canada’s Guide to Canadians and their Government:
http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/special/gouv-gov/index_e.cfm


Justice Canada site on Canada’s Constitution Acts, 1987 to 1982
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/const/index.html


Library and Archives Canada Canadian Confederation site on how Canada came to be:
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/confederation/index-e.html


The Library of Parliament on the history of Governor Generals in Canada:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/gg/index.asp?lang=E



MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACTS:


Alberta:
http://www.qp.gov.ab.ca/documents/acts/m26.cfm


British Columbia:
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/L/96323_00.htm


Manitoba:
http://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/ccsm/m225e.php


New Brunswick:
http://www.gnb.ca/0062/PDF-regs/2001-40.pdf


Newfoundland and Labrador:
http://www.hoa.gov.nl.ca/hoa/chapters/2005/0521.chp.htm


Nova Scotia:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/legi/legc/bills/57th_1st/3rd_read/b047(1).htm


Ontario:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_4119_1.html


Prince Edward Island:
http://www.gov.pe.ca/law/statutes/pdf/m-13.pdf


Quebec:
http://www2.publicationsduquebec.gouv.qc.ca/dynamicSearch/telecharge.php?type=2&file=/E_2_2/E2_2_A.html


Saskatchewan:


Northwest Territories:
http://bsa.cbsc.org/gol/bsa/site.nsf/en/su07068.html


Nunavut:
http://bsa.cbsc.org/gol/bsa/site.nsf/en/su07072.html


Yukon:
http://bsa.cbsc.org/gol/bsa/site.nsf/en/su07214.html



MUNICIPAL RESTRUCTURING


Canada:
http://www.hil.unb.ca/Texts/CJRS/Spring00/contents.htm


Ontario:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/nts_1_3429_1.html


"Towards a New Relationship with Ontario and Canada."
Report prepared by the Chief Administrative Officer, City of Toronto September 5, 2000 (updated October 2001)
http://www.canadascities.ca/caoreport_092000.htm



POLITICAL PARTIES


Political parties in Canada at the federal level (Chief Electoral Officer):
http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=pol&document=index&dir=pol&lang=e&textonly=false


Political parties in Canada at both the federal and provincial level:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Canada



ROLE MODELS


Kim Campbell, first woman Prime Minister of Canada and first woman to become federal Minister of Justice:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/discourspm/anglais/kc/kc.html


Sharon Carstairs, first woman to lead the Official Opposition in a Canadian Legislative Assembly:
http://sen.parl.gc.ca/scarstairs/


Marguerite Ceschi-Smith:  
http://www.city.brantford.on.ca/cityclerk/council_bio_ceschi-smith.htm


Susan Freeman, second woman in 150 years to be elected Warden of Lanark County:
http://www.susanfreeman.ca/ under About Susan


Pam McConnell: Toronto City Councillor:
http://www.toronto.ca/councillors/mcconnell1.htm


Louise Poirier: Councillor for the City of Gatineau:
http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca/gatineau/citoyens/0-conseil.htm#poirierl



STATISTICS


Andrew Heard, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Simon Fraser University.
http://www.sfu.ca/~aheard/elections/women.html


Library of Parliament on Women – Federal Political Representation:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/StandingsWomen.asp?lang=E&Hist=N&source=key


Library of Parliament on Women- Party Standings in the House of Commons by province
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/House/StandingsHofCwm.asp?lang=E


Library of Parliament on Women- Party standings in the Senate
http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/Senate/StandingsSenateWm.asp?lang=E



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