Measurements of Ethnicity and Competitiveness in Canadian Electoral Politics: The Gordon Sinclair Essay

Lydia Zajc

Abstract


Abstract:
The topic of non-French, non-Anglo-Celtic
representation in federal politics is of growing
importance to communications and politics scholars.
This paper, which studies nominee ethnicity, the
competitiveness and ethnicity of ridings in the 1988
federal election, demonstrates that ethnic minority
candidates are most likely to run in heavily ethnic
minority ridings and be nominated in "winnable''
ridings.


Résumé:
Cet article s'intéresse à l'incidence de l'origine ethnique
des candidats, l'ethnicité et la compétitivité lors de l'élection
fédérale de 1988. Cette étude démontre que les candidats qui ne sont
pas d'origine anglophone ou francophone se présentent le plus souvent
dans des comtés ou se trouve une large minorité ethnique et où,
par conséquent, il y a de bonnes possibilités de gagner.

Keywords


Ethnicity; Canadian electorial politics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.1991v16n3a621

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