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A bittersweet victory for Hamm and his Conservatives

For generations, Nova Scotia's politics were a largely predictable affair that saw the Liberal Party serve in virtual dynasties that lasted in excess of 40 years. That all changed in the 1950s, when voters' loyalties to the "party of their parents" ended and the Progressive Conservatives began to emerge as a viable alternative. CBC Archives takes a look back at the decades long tug of war between the Liberals and Conservatives in "Canada's Ocean Playground."

Hamm falls two seats short of majority and returns with a minority government.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Aug. 5, 2003
Host: Ian Hanomansing
Reporter: Laurie Graham
Duration: 2:19

Last updated: February 27, 2013

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