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1978 election changes Yukon politics

Running for office is hard work anywhere, but campaigning in the Yukon may be hardest of all. The territory's tiny population is spread over a vast area, and the campaign trail leading to the voters is sometimes 60 below. The voters can be as unforgiving as the climate, with wildly divergent interests and fickle party allegiances. From the introduction of political parties in 1978 to responsible government and stumping by computer, CBC Archives looks at elections in the land of the midnight sun.

CBC's John Steeves discusses the implications of the 1978 Yukon Territorial Council election.
Medium: Radio
Program: Don Harron's Morningside
Broadcast Date: Nov. 21, 1978
Guest: John Steeves
Host: Don Harron
Duration: 8:00

Last updated: September 11, 2013

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