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Canada is gearing up for another federal election and The CBC – Canada’s state-owned broadcaster – has released an online tool to help the undecided.

Called the “vote compass”, the application was created by an advisory panel of top political scientists.

The tool is a flash application consisting of 30 questions. The results of the answers are used to give an overall idea of your political position.

The positions of the major parties on each issue are also visible on a question-by-question basis at the end of the questionnaire. Users are encouraged to share their results via Facebook and Twitter, no doubt to encourage healthy debate.

A key part of CBC’s 2011 Federal Election coverage, the vote compass isbacked by a massive coast-to-coast marketing campaign. These marketing efforts in turn give CBC excusive rights to real-time analysis by the academics responsible for the vote compass’s creation.

It is also backed by the Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship as well as the University of Toronto Social Sciences department.

And, not just for Canadians, this. Check out The Political Compass, a quiz that teases out social attitudes as well as attitudes to ownership to help you find out how left or right wing you really are. ®

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