Friday, January 16, 2009

A Lack of Communication

You know I was thinking about why many people assumed that the governing party is voted in directly; however, in actual fact, the composition of the House of Commons is based on the the 308 elections in the different ridings in Canada. The reason must have been the lack of communciation technologies and the extreme cost of advertising back in the day that resulted in a large focus being placed on the riding rather than country. People would only know their local MP and would base their vote those grounds as opposed to  nowadays. A well-funded political party can make use a whole host of mediums allowing coverage to be pretty much anywhere peoples' focus and attention may be. That's why a majority of Canadians think that they vote directly for the PM.

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