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Ontario premier Davis jumps on national unity bandwagon

The Ontario Legislature used to be called "the dullest chamber in all of Canada." For 42 years, the Progressive Conservatives and their "Big Blue Machine" ruled the province. But 1985 ushered the PCs out and an age of turbulence in with a Liberal-NDP coalition. In the next three elections, voters handed majorities to all three parties: a sweep for the Liberals, a stunning NDP victory and a sharp right turn with Mike Harris's Common Sense Revolution. Dalton McGuinty's Liberals swept the 2003 and 2007 elections and won a third time with a minority in 2011.

Ontario holds the first provincial election in the country since the victory of the Parti Quebecois in Quebec.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: May 1, 1977
Guest(s):
Commentator: Jonathan Manthorpe
Duration: 4:24

Last updated: December 4, 2012

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