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Frank McKenna on Front Page Challenge

Power doesn't change hands often in New Brunswick, but when it does, it's usually eventful. In 1960, Louis Robichaud became the province's first elected Acadian premier. Ten years later, Tory Richard (Disco Dick) Hatfield began his remarkable 17-year run, but it ended in scandal. Frank McKenna's Liberals then made an extraordinary clean sweep, winning all 58 seats. And in 1999, PC Bernard Lord made history when he became premier at the young age of 33, but he was edged out by fresh-faced PC Shawn Graham in 2006 after two terms in office. CBC Archives explores the key turning points in New Brunswick election history since 1960.

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Frank McKenna talks to the Front Page Challenge crew about the realities of running a government with no Official Opposition.
Medium: Television
Program: Front Page Challenge
Broadcast Date: Oct. 12, 1988
Guest: Frank McKenna
Host: Fred Davis
Panellists: Pierre Berton, Roy Bonisteel, Allan Fotheringham, Betty Kennedy

Last updated: September 5, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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