Date of Award
Program or Major
Master of Arts
This thesis analyzes the contributing factors to the Bloc Quebecois' overwhelming loss in the 2011 Canadian Federal Election. Using both qualitative evidence and statistical analysis, it will investigate the extent in which five potential causes affected this outcome: a shift in support of the New Democratic Party, the distribution of Francophone protest party votes, campaign strategies of the New Democratic Party and Bloc Quebecois, changing views on separatism, and the single member district plurality system.
Azem, Zachary, "Consequences of a separatist platform? The rise and fall of the Bloc Quebecois" (2011). Master's Theses and Capstones. 156.