Canadian federal election, 2000

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The Canadian federal election, 2000 was fought largely on the question of federal tax levels. Jean Chretien's ruling Liberal Party of Canada with his then-Finance Minister Paul Martin cut income tax to appeal to voters who might otherwise have chosen the Western-Canada-based Canadian Alliance led by Stockwell Day.

Important events of this election and events leading up to it included:

Clark, McDonough, Russow and Day were never to return as federal leaders. Clark retired, and McDonough and Day remain MPs (both are Foreign Affairs critics of their parties. Russow left the Greens to join the NDP.

The Liberal majority government was returned.