Federal parties[change | change source]
In Canada, the parties which run for national federal office are usually not closely connected with local povincial parties, even if they have the same name.
Provincial and territorial parties[change | change source]
The Northwest Territories had political parties only from 1897 to 1905, when Alberta and Manitoba were created as provinces. Since 1951, politicians can only run as independents. Current territorial law does not recognize any political parties.
Historical parties 1897 – 1905[change | change source]