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Voter interest in P.E.I.

If the province of P.E.I. had a campaign slogan it would be of the "go big or go home" genre. From Liberal landslides to Tory sweeps, P.E.I. elections have been showy and dramatic changings of the guard. But despite the spectacular overthrows, campaigns have been conducted as a sport of etiquette. CBC has covered the continuing electoral spectacle as Islanders waffled between the Liberal and Tory tides, confronted issues of party patronage, and elected the first woman and non-European premiers in Canada.

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Islanders take an active interest in politics.
Medium: Television
Program: Compass
Broadcast Date: Nov. 8, 1996
Guests: Mary Boyd, James Deighan
Reporter: Jennifer Nunn
Duration: 2:08

Last updated: September 13, 2013

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