Answers to 10 questions you were afraid to ask


The Calgary Journal caught up with three political experts from Mount Royal University to answer the most basic of political questions in advance of the Oct. 19 federal election. Communications professor David Taras, political science professor Lori Williams and policy studies professor Richard Sutherland all tackled these need-to-know questions with 60-second or less answers.




What’s the difference between an MP and an MLA?

What does the Senate have to do with the election?

What does partisan mean?

How does my vote determine the prime minister?

What’s a coalition government?

Does my vote in Alberta count the same as anywhere else?

What is proportional representation?

Why are different colours associated with different parties?

How do image, charisma and looks matter?

Why do many young people choose not to vote?

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