In 2011, residents of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon and Saskatchewan were in full election mode. With millions of Canadians focused on electing their provincial or territorial government, we thought we would take a look back at some notable elections in their history.
Provincial "game-changer" — the 1944 election when Tommy Douglas led the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation to its historic win.
Voters may have thought that the Manitoba election of 1888 was a standard affair, but their choice hurled the province into a bitter and historic controversy.
In the midst of the Great Depression, former PEI Premier Walter Lea led the Liberal party to a historic and unprecedented victory in 1935.
Newfoundland has had a tumultuous political history. Perhaps no more dramatic and significant were the riots of 1861.
In 1978, candidates in Yukon were running under political party banners for the first time and vying to become the territory’s first elected leader.
While the Northwest Territories now has many of the powers and responsibilities that provinces have, it wasn’t always that way.