New season of provincial elections


A new season of elections starts today with elections in two of Canada’s smallest provinces.

The North West Territories will vote between today 3rd October and 5th October. A sparsely populated part of Canada with a population of around 44,000 but covering 440,479 square miles has 19 members in the Legislative Assembly. There are no political parties and the Assembly is run through consensus government.

The other election is in Prince Edward Island with a population of just over 141,000 across 2,194 square miles. The Legislative Assembly with its 27 seats is currently controlled by the Liberal Party and that is unlikely to change.

Tomorrow the voters of Manitoba province will go to the polls and on Saturday it will be the turn of Ontario.

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