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voters list


  This is the official list of all persons eligible and registered to vote at an election.
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government of the day


  See government; cabinet; executive; premier; prime minister.
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official agent


  Elections for the House of Commons require a candidate to appoint an official agent who has responsibility for the candidate’s campaign expenditure and related administrative matters; see candidate; Elections Act (Canada); nomination.
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official opposition


  In a parliamentary system, the members of parliament who do not support the government are known collectively as the opposition.  The largest party grouping of these members is often given formal recognition as the official opposition, with its leader known as the leader of the opposition.  This recognizes the opposition as a potential alterna [..]
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party discipline


  Modern parties are disciplined in the sense that, once elected to a representative assembly under the label of a party, it is expected that the member will adhere to the general principles and platform of the party and will vote with his or her colleagues in the parliament.  If the member does not conform to the decisions of the party, he or sh [..]
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statute


  See legislation
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act of parliament


  See legislation; bill.
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address in reply


See speech from the throne; confidence.
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adversarial system


  An adversarial political system is one dominated by a struggle for power between two rival party groupings.  Under such a system, politics is seen as highly competitive with little room for compromise.  Actions by the governing party are always opposed by rival parties.  See also consensus; majoritarian.
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assembly


This term is can be used as an abbreviation for legislative assembly, the representative body which voters in each province elect as their provincial parliament.  More generally, it can refer to an elected  body which forms part of the legislature, or to any group which claims to represent a political community.
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