In 2022, the ‘Greenslide’ took seats from major parties. Here’s how they did it.
Doing as little as possible on climate change was a seemingly safe political strategy until recently. As of Saturday night, it’s a recipe for political disaster.
If a minority government needs backing from the ‘teal’ independents and the Greens, it better be prepared to shift the needle on climate policy.
The Greens and Labor have a mixed record of working together, but can learn from past experience.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets commuters at a Montréal Metro station the day after the federal election that saw him win re-election.
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Canada has elected another Liberal minority government. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of Canadian minority governments over the years.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, right, during his victory speech at Liberal party campaign headquarters in Montreal.
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Justin Trudeau has been elected Canadian prime minister for the third time. But he failed to win the majority he wanted.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a stop in an airplane hangar during the Canadian federal election campaign in Mississauga, Ont.
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A former political insider explains that the view inside government is generally the sooner minority rule is put to bed in favour of a majority, the better. That’s why Trudeau really called an election.
Ethiopian soldiers in 2005 on a hilltop outpost overlooking the northern town of Badme, in the Tigray region.
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The Ethiopian premier is manipulating ethnic rivalries to shift the agenda from democratic reform to authoritarianism.
Canada’s mission in Afghanistan under former prime minister Stephen Harper is an example of how a minority situation for a government can influence foreign policy. Harper is seen here in Kandahar in May 2011, shortly after winning a majority government.
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Minority parliaments create a political environment that discourages cabinet from bold acts. That means Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy will like be more risk-averse that it was before.
Pierre Trudeau is saluted by an RCMP officer as he carries son Justin to Rideau Hall in 1973, when the elder Trudeau was in a similar political situation as his son is today.
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There’s a different Trudeau in office in 2019 than there was in 1972, but Justin Trudeau is also leading a minority government, just as his father did — and the Canada-U.S. relationship is key.
An aerial view of houses in Oshawa, Ont. is shown in November 2017. Canada’s minority government could result in progress on affordable housing.
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There are many winners in a scenario in which Canada’s minority government enacts stronger supports for non-profit housing. The biggest are those who would get secure and affordable homes.
Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election in Dartmouth, N.S. The Greens and the NDP need to work together to ensure they do better than just propping up Liberal minorities.
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The progressive left should not content itself with being a junior partner in Liberal minority governments. In the next election, they should seek to propose a principled, realistic alternative.
Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech in Montréal. Now that he’s leading a minority government, Trudeau will have a more difficult job.
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The urgent issues facing Canada during the election are not less urgent now that the election is over. The prime minister is going to have to reinvent himself and commit to some important compromises.
Just a few days before the June 7 election, the Ontario Premier has publicly admitted her party won’t win. She is urging voters to return enough Liberal candidates to ensure a minority PC or NDP government.
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Ontario voters head to the polls on Thursday. Public opinion surveys and redrawn provincial ridings are making it difficult to predict the race’s outcome.
The Tasmanian election result was an emphatic win for Will Hodgman, but he lost a fair bit of skin along the way.
Pokies, housing, hospitals and gun laws might have been the specific issues that dominated the campaign, but the decisive factor was Tasmanians’ enduring apprehension about minority government.
Outgoing Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegn.
Now that Ethiopia’s prime minister has made public his intention to resign, can the country’s ruling coalition hold?
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
The stability of Theresa May’s administration depends on several variables.
Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016.
The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power.
Australia is fortunate to have had the recent Labor minority government to draw lessons from.
Minority governments can successfully prosecute their policy agendas even while being destabilised.