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Manitoba: The vote-splitting scandal

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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Medium: Television
Program: 24 Hours
Broadcast Date: Nov. 2, 1998
Guest(s): Paul Thomas
Reporter: Ross Rutherford
Duration: 6:40

Last updated: November 23, 2012

Page consulted on December 23, 2014

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