Monthly Archives: June 2014

Fixed date elections

Image With the recent election in Quebec and the new one in Ontario we should should have fixed date elections like our municipalities and do away with elections called by the political monarch (PM or Premier) or by confidence votes. Have federal and provincial elections every 4 years. A federal election in 2015 and every 4 years after and provincial elections in 2017 and every 4 years after. Municipal elections to be held only in even numbered years. A set election date of the last Monday in October.

Election

Last

Term

Next

Term

Fixed

Federal

May 2011

4 1/2

Oct 2015

4

2019 +4

BC

June 2013

>

>

4 1/2

2017 +4

Alberta

April 2012

2 1/2

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

Sask

Nov 2011

3

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

Man

Oct 2011

3

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

Ont

June 2014

>

>

3 1/3

2017 +4

Que

April 2014

>

>

3 1/2

2017 +4

NB

Sept 2010

4

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

NS

Oct 2013

>

>

4

2017 +4

PEI

Oct 2011

3

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

Nfld

Oct 2011

3

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

Yukon

Oct 2011

3

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

NWT

Oct 2011

3

Oct 2014

3

2017 +4

Nunavut

Oct 2013

>

>

4

2017 +4

At the start of each parliament hold a government election. A Leader forms a council-designate with the 4 most endorsed going to a vote. The third and fourth placed councils sworn in as executive councils. The top two going to a second vote. The winner becoming the council of ministers and the runner up the council of opposition for the duration of that parliament. No confidence motions. A motion of dismissal passed by a 2/3 majority can remove any minister from office. An absolute 2/3 majority can remove the Prime minister (206 / 308 next 226 / 338) or Premier (Quebec 84 / 125).

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