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Political Parties

Publicly organized groups of people who are motivated by some common set of political ideas and whose goal is to have their particular members win public office so that those ideas can be put into practice.

(Malcolmson, Patrick  and Richard Myers. 2005. The Canadian Regime:  An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, 3rd ed. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, p. 173.)


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