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Canadian Political Spectrum - 2068 C.E. by machinekng Canadian Political Spectrum - 2068 C.E. by machinekng
The politics of Canada are dominated by the ideology of Trudeauism and reactions against it. Due to Canada's AV, single-seat electoral system and the power of the Liberal Party, the political scene favors a large number of smaller parties that can concentrate their efforts. Thus, Canada has a total of 13 parties in the house of common, divided into three blocs.

Trudeauist Bloc

The Liberal Party of Canada has been the primary Canadian ruling party during the Long Crisis. Under Justin Trudeau and his successors, the Liberals implemented the Water Dole, managed the immigration crisis, castigated the unions and transformed Canada into a center of trade and energy production for the west. The government was able to forestall the violent revolutions and civil wars that wracked Canada's southern neighbors, and accordingly, Canada is one of the more prosperous countries in the west. With the Long Crisis coming to a close, the Liberals may have to change course in order to stay in power. The next phase of Climate Change has begun to bring rising sea levels to Canada's shores. In addition, a fourth immigration crisis has begun worldwide, with Canada being one of the most popular destination for immigrants worldwide.

Another factor is the Liberals' breakaway faction, Just Society. Originally the right caucus of the Liberals, Just Society was unsatisfied by the Liberals relatively open border policy and passive foreign policy, as well as tolerance of synthetic proliferation. Officially splitting from the Liberals in 2063, Just Society promises to caucus with the other Trudeauists on economic matters, but seeks to enact tougher immigration policies, strong law and order stances, a crackdown on synthetics, and an interventionist foreign policy. In addition, they seek to put their own leader, Jeanette Brackett, into the Prime Minister's seat.

Coalition for Change

The Coalition for Change is the primary anti-Trudeauist bloc in Canada. It includes First Canadians, Metropole Quebecois, and the Alliance for Action and Reform.

The Alliance for Action and Reform itself is an electoral front comprised of multiple parties ranging from the moderate-left to the far-right. While united by a common hatred of the Trudeauists, distrust of Transhumanism, and a strong sense of Canadian nationalism, numerous conflicts could hamper the Alliances attempt to gain power. One cleave of note is the conflict between the maximalist populist Canadian Action Party and the soft-technocratic Progressive Alternative. While these two parties lead the Alliance, there is a great amount of distrust between the two. Many CAP members see PAs as potential collaborators with the Liberals, and more than a fews PAs see the CAP as a bunch of would-be neo-fascists. Wildrose National, an expansion of the original Wildrose party, makes up the third spoke of the Alliance's wheel, and its leaders tend to moderate between the CAP and PA. The Free Water Party, which mainly stands for devolving water rights from the Canadian Water Conglomerate to individual communities, and Canadian Christian Party, an outgrow of the US-based Faith party, have also become strange bedfellows with the Alliance.

Metropole Quebecois is Quebec's largest party. Animated by Municipalism and the promise of an organic, participatory society, the main mission of the national Metropole is to keep the Liberals out of Quebec's affairs, as well as regaining the ability for Quebec's communities to regulate labor and business. First Canadians has a similar outlook, albeit with fewer Muncipalist influences, and is concerned with the ongoing affects of climate change on the Native way of life.

Left Bloc

The Left Bloc is the secondary anti-Trudeauist front. The Green Party of Canada is Canada's second-oldest active federal party, and has shifted to the left since the beginning of the 21st century, becoming the primary party of the left since the union abandonment of the NDP and its subsequent decline and dissolution. The party pushes for stronger reclamationist policies and reducing corporate power.  Tomorrow's Canada is the second largest left-wing party. The party has become the primary party for the Synthetic Rights movement in Canada, and its economic policies also tack to the left, adhering to a Market Socialist platform. 

Finally, Canada's Fifth International (Center Caucus) parties also caucus with the the Left Bloc, even if reluctantly. Social Revolt has mostly repudiated its former ties with the American May 31st Revolutionaries, and has moved away from its formerly revolutionary stances. The Front Quebecois has been much less reluctant to make any sort of recantation, although it is unlikely that either the Trudeauists or the Metropole would allow the party to even try to carry out its ambitions.

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Populism v. Technocracy: Should the people rule, or be ruled? Should the public be free to make poor decisions? Should rights be determined by the populace, or by the state? Should the government be selected on the basis of meritocracy, or public opinion? Populists argue that the state should be an instrument of the popular will. Technocrats argue that the best and brightest should guide society. Pariticipists take the populist argument even further, stating that all members of society should be continuously and deeply involved in the political process. 

Biological Integrity: Are human beings special and unique, or broken beings that deserve to be improved? Should one have the freedom to modify their own body, or is this a crime against nature. Are synthetic intelligences real people, or just mockeries thereof? Techno-Progressives believe in the value of technology and its application to the human condition. Transhumanists push farther, stating that using technology to cure the human condition is a moral mandate. Bioconservatives believe in caution and restraint when it comes to technology. Deep Ecologists believe that technological progress has irreparably harmed mankind and that the flesh is sacred, not to be carved out or imitated.

Reclamationism v. Adaptionism: Should resources be invested to reverse climate change, or just to merely slow it? Should humanity restore the old world, or accept the new? Reclamationists believe that restoring the Earth to its pristine state is possible. Adaptionists believe that such an effort would be wasteful and naive.

Civil Libertarianism v. Social Moralism: Should people be free to live their lives as they want, or is it society's duty to stand against sin? Are moral decisions best made by individuals, or by the public body? Is true freedom the freedom to be left alone, or freedom from loneliness and anomie? 

Secularism v. Political Religion: 
Is religion inimical to good governance,  or nesecary for it? Should society be under man's law, or God's law? Can one be moral without religion? The fringes of this debate are the Political Atheists and Theodomists. Political Atheists see religion as a social cancer, that should be eliminated for the good of mankind. Theodomists believe that legitimacy and justice can only be derived from a social contract with God.

Cooperation v. Competition: What should be the basis of economic activity? Competition between economic actors, or cooperation? Should capitalism be embraced, or rejected? 

Post-Nationalism v. Nationalism: What should be the role of the nation and patriotism? Do national bonds bring people together, or tear them apart? Can any one nation or people be said to be greater than another, or is everyone just a member of the human race? Some even go farther than the post-nationalists. Municipalists argue that the nation-state is an artificial construct inimical to the human condition, one that should be replaced by the city-state as a sovereign polity. Anarchists seek to end the idea of the state entirely, forming a free society based on participatory institutions. 

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From the shining mega-cities of the African coast, to the flooded streets of Old Miami. From the packed arcologies of China, to the bleak burning fields of Venezuela. From the vigorous debate of commune meeting halls in Buenos Aires, to the hushed whispers of secret party meetings in Munich. From the singing in the historicist concert halls of Montreal, to the screams over the burning slums of Moscow. From crowds of protesters in London, New Delhi, and Oran, to lonely miners on the Moon. All of it lives, all of it breathes, and all of it will one day die. All under the same twinkling light of the stars.


Our Fathers' Stars.
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dandroidetime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
what does trudeauism means in 2068?
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dandroidetime Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2017
how would a anti-synth rights but extremaly transhumanist party be placed on spectrum?
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machinekng Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well dang, you broke the scale.

To be frank, it'd be tough to say. This sort of "techno-reactionary" thought isn't too common. Even among your far-right transhumanist ultranationalists, who literally want to make their people a transhuman master-race, you don't see a lot of anti-synth feelings. Once you blur the line between what is a natural human and what is not, it's more difficult to draw a line between organic and synthetic persons. 

This might change in the future, of course. The fear of humanity being replaced by a post-human society is currently limited to your deep ecologists and hardline bioconservatives, but if that sentiment becomes more common, then you could see more people who are progressive on human modification but are reactionary on synth rights issues.

So, for right now, I'd say middle-left with an asterisk. 
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Twiggierjet Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
I read somewhere that Elon Musk has supposedly stated that he is developing some kind of neural interface or augmentation or something of that nature because he is worried people wont be able to compete with increasingly intelligent machines. I don't know how true that is, but that could be the kind of mentality OP refers to.
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machinekng Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. It's an interesting idea, but it's not one that I've explored much so far.
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What happened to the conservative party? and the name ´´just society`` means anything or is just for PR?
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machinekng Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The Conservatives and New Democrats withered under Trudeauism and the Long Crisis. Members of both parties would increasingly cross-bench with the Liberals, and the various interest groups that supported the other major parties began to fall under the Liberal umbrella. Eventually, many MPs left their parties outright to join the liberals, and the parties shattered. Wildrose National and the Progressive Alternative are both parties that are spiritual successors to the conservatives, and the contemporary Green Party and Tomorrow's Canada both draw on ex-New Democrat support bases.

Just Society is a phrase used by Pierre Trudeau to describe his vision for Canada. JS uses the name to claim a form of Trudeauist ideological purity, even though their platform goes against everything Pierre Trudeau stood for.
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Scrapknight-507 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
These are really cool, by the way. Any chance we'll get some for the other countries you've looked at, like Korea and Italy?
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machinekng Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not that hard to make, but I usually like to make up more than half of the logos before I decide to make the spectrum. Korea is probably closer to happening than Italy, as I do want to go further into Transhumanism in East Asia fairly soon.
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Scrapknight-507 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Sweet, that's the one I wanted. :p Looking forward to it!
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The fact that we have a Free Water party gets me a little worried about the state of the world's freshwater supplies...unless of course this refers to maritime trade? Whatever the case, you've hit upon a really amazing idea here, and ought to be congratulated for it.
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machinekng Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Canadian water supplies are owned by the six firms that make up the Canadian Water Conglomerate, the largest water supplier in the world. While they do charge fees for domestic water use, a share of their water export profits are returned to the Canadian public as a form of a dividend or basic income, called the Water Dole. Due to the U.S.'s and Mexico's massive demand for freshwater, the average Canadian can actually scrape by a frugal living on the Dole itself
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The Water Dole? Dear oh dear...so can one use that water dole to pay for freshwater as well?
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machinekng Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Water prices in Canada are pretty cheap for most of the country, nowhere near as bad as in the U.S., but it can get painful for low density areas, where water delivery infrastructure has a relatively low RoI. 
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Understandably so. Does that mean there's been a mass migration away from the Prairies?
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machinekng Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really. In fact, there's been plenty of growth in the region, with the construction of refugee centers. It's just that standard of living is effectively depressed by the higher water prices. 
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AvatarVyakara Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ah. That makes sense, anyway.
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moenchii Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Social Revolt looks perfect to me.
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