I just walked upstairs and my dad was watching the news and just told me that Rob Ford was in Vancouver tonight and got a ticket for jay walking.
Here’s a link:
Sorry that I don't know much/anything about Canadian politics... But uh, how many times/years can a guy like Harper run?
The Canadian prime minister serves at Her Majesty’s pleasure, meaning the post does not have a fixed term.Once appointed and sworn in by the governor general, the prime minister remains in office until he or she resigns, is dismissed, or dies.The lifespan of parliament is limited by the constitution to five years and, though the governor general may still, on the advice of the prime minister, dissolve parliament and issue the writs of election prior to the date mandated by the Canada Elections Act; the King-Byng Affair was the only time since Confederation that the viceroy deemed it necessary to refuse his prime minister’s request for a general vote.
Following parliamentary dissolution, the prime minister must run in the resulting general election if he or she wishes to maintain a seat in the House of Commons. Should the prime minister’s party subsequently win a majority of seats in the House of Commons, it is unnecessary to re-appoint the prime minister or again swear him or her into office.If, however, an opposition party wins a majority of seats, the prime minister may resign or be dismissed by the governor general. Should the prime minister’s party achieve a minority while an opposition party wins a plurality (i.e., more seats than any other party but less than a majority), the prime minister can attempt to maintain the confidence of the House by forming a coalition with other minority parties. This option was last entertained in 1925.
Basically assuming they can get voted back in a PM can rule indefinitely. Every 5 years an election must be called. I think it may have been changed to 4 years now but don’t quote me on that.
Harper has been in power since 2006 and has won 3 elections in that time period; in 2006, 2008 and 2011 with 2015 being the next mandatory election date (it is possible to happen earlier).