Majority, Minority and Coalition Governments

In Q&A: So, you want to learn about Canadian elections? We went over, very briefly, the electoral system in Canada. We also talked about how a government is formed.

There, we said that at the federal or provincial level, the party with the most representatives (MPs, MPPs, MLAs, MNAs) in the legislature (that is, the parties with the most seats), is asked to form the government. Here, we will get into more details about the composition of governments and how they work given their numbers in the legislature. Continue reading