Talk:Third party (Canada)

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I've tried to clean up the third party stuff here, but it was very bent towards the viewpoint of someone from a two-party state. Multi-party politics and coalition governments mean that the term "third party" loses meaning if there are three parties that could have enough seats to form the larger partner in sucha coalition (ie. BQ, Reform and Liberals, even if the BQ would never form a government), you would then be talking about "fourth party"... This is especially relevant in the western provinces, where Libs, PCs and NDP all are in positions to take power, and you literally mean "fourth party" when you talk about small parties. 22:40, 17 August 2005 (UTC)


I would assume that the ADQ is again considered the third party of Quebec since the Quebec general election, 2008. What about changing the relevant paragraph to "In Quebec, the Action démocratique du Québec, third in the Quebec National Assembly, is considered the province's third party, despite briefly leading in public opinion polls in the early 2000s. However, they were the official opposition between 2007 and 2008."? But of course, we don't know what will happen in the next election... //Essin (talk) 09:36, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, the article is in need of major updating. Many leaders have changed, and as already stated the ADQ is a third party again. Sima Yi (talk) 13:19, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Status of provincial parties section[edit]

I think this needs to be changed back so the box only has the largest third party from each province. If we leave as it is, to be fair, we'd have to include all registered third parties. (Do you guys realize how many third parties are registered in British Columbia?). Maybe we could list all of the more obscure third parties in simple text under the box. Sima Yi (talk) 13:22, 10 May 2009 (UTC)