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Separate schools issue angers Ontario voters

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.

During the 1985 election, voters take exception to William Davis's decision to fund separate schools beyond Grade 10.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: April 28, 1985
Commentator: Michael Bliss
Host: Barbara Smith, Christopher Thomas
Duration: 3:38

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