Liberal Party of Canada
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. In the conventional political spectrum
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, the party sits between the centre
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and the centre-left
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. Historically the Liberal Party has positioned itself to the left of the Conservative Party
Conservative Party of Canada
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and to the right of the New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party
The New Democratic Party , commonly referred to as the NDP, is a federal social-democratic political party in Canada. The interim leader of the NDP is Nycole Turmel who was appointed to the position due to the illness of Jack Layton, who died on August 22, 2011. The provincial wings of the NDP in...
(NDP). The party dominated federal politics for much of Canada's history, holding power for almost 69 years in the 20th century, more than any other party in a developed country
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