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Subject:  Re: Quebec separatist party wins provincial elec Date:  9/11/2012  12:58 PM
Author:  rev2217 Number:  63022 of 64608


Except of course for our 2 centre-right opposition parties that got 58% of the vote...

Okay, perhaps I'm an ignorant American who doesn't understand Canadian government as well as he should, but please help me out here. How do two parties that got 58% of the vote get to be "opposition parties" in Canada? I thought that opposition parties were those who opposed the agenda of the majority coalition, but 58% sounds like a majority.

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