While Canadian readers are no doubt aware that we have a federal election coming up, for those who might not be following Canadian politics, a federal election has been called and voting will take place on Monday October 19, 2015.
Fun Facts for American readers
- Canada is a different country than the United States of America, and we can elect our very own leaders;
- Steven Harper is Canada’s current Prime Minister, the Canadian less charismatic equivalent of the current US President. He has held his office since 2006 and is now running for his fourth term. Refer to the attached picture of Mr. Harper standing in front of our Legislature;
- Yes, the guy running for the Liberal Party is the son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, not that we have any sort of monarchical tendencies in Canada;
- Unlike in the US, in Canada there is no limit on the consecutive number of terms a leader can hold the top job. A political career can go on and on and on, sometimes passed down through generations.