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Manitoba elections: NDP wins a majority in 1981

From Tory blue to NDP orange and back again, with scarcely a red Liberal in sight – that's been the alternating pattern in Manitoba elections since the 1950s. Manitobans seem to prefer stability in their governments but punish a government when it overstays its welcome. Both parties have gotten the boot for stoking the public's ire: the NDP for boosting auto insurance rates in 1988 and the Tories in 1999 for a vote-rigging scheme. From Hudson Bay to the Red River, CBC Archives goes to the polls.

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The NDP wins a substantial majority in the 1981 Manitoba election.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Nov. 17, 1981
Guest(s): Ed Broadbent
Reporter: Terry Matte
Duration: 2:38

Last updated: February 25, 2013

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