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Canada begins a new era of political stability: 2011 election aftermath
By Stephen Fogarty May 25, 2011

Trees and tulips were in full bloom last week in Canada's capital Ottawa as re-elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his new Cabinet of ministers. Mr Harper’s Conservative Party won a solid victory in the May 2nd Canadian federal election, taking 166 ridings out of the 308 comprising the House of Commons. This was Canada’s fourth election in the last seven years, and the first majority government since the 2000 victory by then Liberal PM Jean Chretien. The only sour note for the Conservatives was its showing in the province of Québec, where support declined, and its total of elected MPs fell from 10 down to five. Read More

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