WATCH — What are political parties anyway?

Story by CBC Kids News • 2021-08-23 06:00

They're definitely different than birthday parties

When elections happen in Canada, voters are presented with a list of candidates to choose from.

Most candidates represent a political party.

But what ARE political parties? 

Watch this video to learn more:

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