Chrétien offered to take the heat from Martin by staying a couple months longer before stepping down. Martin refused, instead, launching a public inquiry and personally blamed Chrétien for the affair (Newman, 245). The internal power struggle of the Liberal Party between Chrétien and Martin spanned a decade or more (Newman, 25). Stephen Harper launched a brutal attack ad campaign in the summer of 2009 on Ignatieff’s image (Wells, 1) Ignatieff had great difficulty responding to the attack ads (Wells, 1). Ignatieff had spent almost half his life abroad, and most of it in America, teaching at Harvard (Newman 20).
"To what extent was it Romney's '47%' comments that meant Obama won the 2012 Presidential Election? 45 marks. Mitt Romney lost the 2012 presidential election to Barack Obama. However the election on paper seemed to favour Romney, Obama in his first term had faced unemployment as high as 10% and it sat at 8% before Election Day. The economy was still facing an upward struggle and suggested that Obama had failed to deliver on promises made in his campaign.
These people are protected in many ways by the Canadian government. However, if Quebec becomes a separate country, these people will lose their protection and benefits. They have threatened uprisings against the movement for many years. Finally, Canadian polls in recent years lead me to believe that French-speaking Canadian citizens are not as supportive of the movement as they have been in the past. There does not seem to be as much media coverage of the movement in the past decade compared to the early years.
The failure of foreign policy in the years 1514-1525 can be attributed to many things. The combination of Henry's isolation from European affairs and the fact that his attempts to raise tax were ultimately unpopular failures, meant that he had no way to impose himself upon Europe. Even when he did manage to scrape together the finances needed for a strong foreign policy his reliance on his allies led to disaster. As soon as Henry took the throne in 1509, it was obvious that he was a king that wanted to fight a war. However, wars generally led to very expensive costs to the country.
He was just as unsuccessful and by the time of the October election of 1964 Britain was in debt to the tune of £750 million. A second main reason for Labour’s victory was that the Conservative party leadership was in disarray after the resignation in October 1963 of Harold ‘Supermac’ Macmillan. Macmillan had been
John majors government came into office after the downfall of Margret Thatcher, which ultimately created divisions within the party. Not only did the party suffer from the internal conflict but also faced the problems of the recession after the ‘Lawson boom’. In order to stabilise the economy he joined the ERM getting a good deal but ultimately resulting in ‘black Wednesday’ causing Major to raise interest rates to 15%. This was political suicide and he soon lost the support of the press we had once relied so much on to get re-elected in 1992. The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess.
“Balfour’s leadership was responsible for the decline in the popularity of the conservative party in the years 1902 – 1906.” How far do you agree? In the year 1902 to 1906, the Conservative party began to lose popularity, causing the Liberal party to beat them in the next general election. There are many reasons as to why the Conservatives began to lose support. Some of the reasons are because of A. J. Balfour, whereas others were not his fault. Balfour’s position as Conservative prime minister after Salisbury’s death in 1902 did not help the Conservative cause.
Memorial University Le Chateau: Positioning for the Post-Boomer Market Case Memo Retail Management September 25th, 2013 Problems and Key Issues The retail apparel market in Canada faced some uncertainty issues in 2009. Because of the economic decline in the country, consumer spending had changed and though the economy was recovering in the later months of the year, it was still unclear how retail consumers would react. To add to the uncertainty of the market baby boomers, who had been strongly marketed to for the past 50 years in North America, were starting to retire. This meant less disposable income, and a change in spending habits. Positioning is extremely important for a retail firm, because of course a retail store cannot be everything, and firms that were previously positioned to target this generation were now left wondering what to do next.
Piggy's an awful swell; and he always takes a girl to swell places. The move comes as the broader Canadian magazine industry struggles with several structural issues. Paid circulation fell 7 per cent in the first half of the year, according to the Alliance for Audited Media, and single copy sales were off 5.5 per cent. A chief arbitrates and decides political and economical questions in his area. When he is installed, is receives a stool name.
The Fiscal Cliff Allison Stewart, Khristy Parham, Ronnie Adger, Steve Fincher ECON 2003 Mr. Alfred Bundrick January 8, 2013 The phrase “Fiscal Cliff” has been in the news for months but many U.S. citizens are not sure what this means or how it will affect them. With the president and both parties of congress blaming the opposing party for the economic situation that the nation now finds itself in, it is understandable that people are confused. However, the fiscal cliff is a real danger to an already weak U.S. economy and if not handled properly, could send the nation spiraling into a deep recession. To understand the economic conundrum the nation is facing the term Fiscal Cliff must be defined and, if allowed to occur, what impact will