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B.C. Elections: Social Credit fades away

British Columbia has a proud tradition of bare-knuckle, drag-'em-out election campaigns. No other province can match B.C.'s flamboyant leaders, its salacious scandals and the trench warfare between free-enterprisers and socialists. Many of the hard-fought victories ended in resignation. CBC Archives takes a look back at campaign highlights going back as early as 1952.

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A former cabinet minister looks at why the once-mighty Social Credit party is no longer a political force.
Medium: Television
Program: Sunday Report
Broadcast Date: Oct. 18, 1991
Guest(s): Jim Nielsen
Host: Alison Smith
Duration: 1:48

Last updated: April 2, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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