NDP wins majority in BC; pandemic trends could potentially change Canada’s elections forever

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New Democrats in British Columbia are celebrating after landing a historic victory in the province’s first snap election during a pandemic, turning their minority government into a majority. Richard Zussman breaks down the huge payoff for Premier John Horgan’s bold political gamble. As mail-in and advance votes surge in provincial elections during the pandemic, Canada’s chief electoral officer is pressing parliament to change the country’s elections law, as more and more Canadians avoid election day. David Akin looks at how the new voting trends could permanently change campaigns forever. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7420228/bc-election-what-happens-next/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #Politics #Election #JohnHorgan #GlobalNews

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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