État québécois
The French term l'État québécois literally means "the Quebec State". Here "State" refers to public authority, or the state apparatus, as in société d'État "state-owned enterprise, Crown corporation". ...
Common Sense Revolution
The phrase Common Sense Revolution (CSR) has been used as a political slogan to describe conservative platforms with a main goal of reducing taxes while balancing the budget by reducing the size and r...
Peace, order, and good government
In many Commonwealth jurisdictions, the phrase "peace, order, and good government" is an expression used in law to express the legitimate objects of legislative powers conferred by statute. The phrase...
Distinct society
Distinct society (in French: la société distincte) is a political term especially used during constitutional debate in Canada, in the second half of the 1980s and in the early 1990s, and present i...
Pur et dur
Pur et dur (a common expression in French literally meaning "pure and hard") is a term used in Quebec politics to refer to hardliners of the Parti Québécois and the Quebec independence movement. It is...
You had an option, sir
"You had an option, sir" (sometimes remembered as You had a choice, sir) was a phrase used by Brian Mulroney against John Turner during the English-language leaders debate in the 1984 Canadian federal...
Medically necessary
The Canada Health Act (CHA) a piece of Canadian federal legislation, adopted in 1984, which specifies the conditions and criteria with which the provincial and territorial health insurance programs mu...
Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark
The National Energy Program (NEP) was an energy policy of the Government of Canada from 1980 to 1985. It was created under the Liberal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau by Minister of Energy...
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Shooting, shoveling, and shutting up
Shooting, shoveling, and shutting up, also known as the 3-S treatment, refers to a method for dealing with unwanted or unwelcome animals in rural areas. There have been reports of the frequently illeg...
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Laurentie (concept)
Laurentie was a poetic name given to Quebec from the 1930s to the 1950s. It was also the name of the independent Quebec foreseen by the early indépendantistes of the 20th century, notably the Alliance...
Two-tier health care
Two-tier health care is a situation that arises when a basic government-provided health care system provides basic, medical necessities while a secondary tier of care exists for those who can purchase...
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Money and the ethnic vote
The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second referendum to ask voters in the Canadian province of Quebec whether Quebec should proclaim national sovereignty and become an independent state, with the cond...
French terms in Canadian politics
In Canada, the political system is based on Westminster parliamentarism and has evolved with local traditions. One of the particularities of the Canadian experience of the British constitutional monar...
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Canada's New Government
"Canada's New Government" is a branding term or political slogan used by the Government of Canada during the first twenty months of the Harper ministry.Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party...
Asymmetric federalism
Asymmetric federalism or asymmetrical federalism is found in a federation or confederation in which different constituent states possess different powers: one or more of the states has considerably mo...
Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription
The Conscription Crisis of 1944 was a political and military crisis following the introduction of forced military service in Canada during World War II. It was similar to the Conscription Crisis of 19...
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Pure laine
The French term pure laine literally meaning pure wool (and often interpreted as true blue or dyed-in-the-wool) refers to the people having exclusively original ancestry of the French-Canadians. Anoth...
Fuddle duddle
The fuddle duddle incident in Canadian political history occurred on February 16, 1971 when Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau was alleged to have spoken or at least mouthed unparliamenta...
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ; sometimes Inuit Qaujimanituqangit - ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᑐᖃᖏᑦ) is an Inuktitut phrase that is often translated as "Inuit traditional knowledge", "Inu...
List of U.S. state partition proposals
Article Four of the United States Constitution provides for the creation of new states in the Union, requiring that any such creation be approved by the legislature of the affected state(s), and by th...
List of U.S. state partition proposals - Wikipedia
Reasonable accommodation
A reasonable accommodation is an adjustment made in a system to accommodate or make fair the same system for an individual based on a proven need. Accommodations can be religious, academic, or employm...
Just watch me
"Just watch me" is a phrase made famous by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on October 13, 1970, during the October Crisis. The term is still regularly used in Canadian political discussion.Tru...
Cultural mosaic
"Cultural mosaic" (French: "la mosaïque culturelle") is the mix of ethnic groups, languages and cultures that coexist within society. The idea of a cultural mosaic is intended to suggest a form o...
51st state
The "51st state", in post-1959 American political discourse, is a phrase that refers to areas or locales that are – seriously or facetiously – considered candidates for U.S. statehood, joining the 50 ...
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Puerto Rico statehood movement
The statehood movement in Puerto Rico refers to initiatives throughout the history of Puerto Rico aimed at changing the current political status of Puerto Rico and creating a U.S. state named "Puerto ...
Province building
Province building is a term in Canadian political science which refers to the efforts of provincial governments to become prominent actors in lives of, and focus of loyalty for, people living within t...
Last Best West
"Last Best West" was a phrase used to market the Canadian prairies to prospective immigrants. The phrase was used to advertise the Canadian west abroad, and in Eastern Canada, during the heyday of wes...
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Taiwan independence
Taiwan Independence movement is a political movement whose goals are primarily to formally establish the Republic of Taiwan by renaming the Republic of China (ROC) (commonly known as Taiwan), strength...
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