Quebec[ edit ] Three referendums were held in Quebec: An initial referendum was held on June 3,to decide between continuing with the British appointed Commission of Government that had ruled the island since the s, revert to dominion status with responsible governmentor join Canadian Confederation.
Politics is not always a very principled profession. Critics, especially First Nations and religious groups, called for a boycott of the referendum, and only about one third of ballots were returned, significantly less than the usual turnout in provincial general elections.
Nearly half a century later, ina Newfoundland plebiscite was held on the question of seeking an amendment to the Canadian Constitutionto alter denominational religious education rights. With these opt-outs the Danish people accepted the treaty in a second referendum held in Provincial referendums in Canada are traditionally consultative or advisory in nature i.
The second referendum was held on May 12, in conjunction with the provincial election. Many children grow up watching their favourite clubs, aspiring one day to represent the national team on the world stage.
Last Edited February 8, A referendum is the asking of a political question to an electorate, for direct decision by general vote. It would take a long time to reverse that tendency, and much longer than the planned campaign.
Moreover our societies today are focused on how to honour individual needs. Nah, not for the Danes at least.
But, as hinted by Hesse, existing states have been rather selective in their decisions to recognise these new states. This is paid for by the government high tax rates — see 2. It will almost automatically bring all of the opposition to vote no. Popular options are to travel, take up a trade, or attend specialty schools which cover niche areas like sports, music or visual arts.
Make it simple — it was a big mistake in Denmark to vote on a new opt-in model, on Europol, and on 22 different directives all at the same time.
The first was in on the issue of Prohibition ; only 44 per cent of the electorate voted, with 51 per cent voting Yes for a prohibition on alcohol and 49 per cent voting No. The result was inconclusive, with You would never do that in a national election campaign.
The result was a slight victory for the No side although the government went ahead and legalized Sunday Shopping the following year after a court decision overturned the law. The citizenship opt-out stated that European citizenship did not replace national citizenship; this opt-out was rendered meaningless when the Amsterdam Treaty adopted the same wording for all members.
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau speaks for the federalist side, during the campaign for the Quebec Referendum on sovereignty.The verdict of psephologists is that the referendum in Canada was won because a French-speaking politician (Trudeau) was able to return to his native land and appeal to his brethren.
The showdown between proponents and opponents of Scottish independence next September will follow a different pattern to Quebec inbut many things will be.
A veteran campaigner and former Danish MP relates her experience of these and explains the mechanics of influencing a referendum vote.
You never know with referendums! A view from Denmark. In Québec, the government had threatened to hold a referendum on sovereignty by October that year if an acceptable deal was not forthcoming from the rest of Canada. Thus the referendum had become a strategic tool in the negotiations.
Topic Index Such votes are usually termed 'referendums', though there are two special types of referendum for which a different name is sometimes used.
and on occasions Italians have been called upon to vote on up to 12 different issues on the same day. Italian referendum practice has co-existed uneasily with. REFERENDUMS IN CANADA: THE EFFECT OF POPULIST DECISION-MAKING ON REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY.
THE EFFECT OF POPULIST DECISION-MAKING ON REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. INTRODUCTION. The term "plebiscite" is generally taken to mean the same as a "referendum.".
Referendums in Canada There had been discussion regarding a national referendum over the issue of same-sex marriage, which was a highly divisive issue in Canada. A national plebiscite had been suggested by Alberta Premier Ralph Klein and some Conservatives and Liberal backbenchers.Download