Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, November 29, 2000
# 12:02:00 AM:

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"Well, that was easy," say Canadians

With the Americans still dithering over whether they've elected a president, Canada managed to get our election over with in record time.

Of course, almost nothing changed. The Liberals under Jean Chrétien are still in power (with a few more seats), the Canadian Alliance (formerly the Reform party) is still the opposition (with a few more seats), and the remaining parties -- the Bloc Québecois, the New Democratic Party, and the Progressive Conservatives -- all continue in Parliament (but they all lost seats).

Chrétien has now won three elections in a row as leader of the Liberals. Perhaps more impressive, he has been elected in his riding in Québec eleven times -- in every election since 1963.


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