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John Ostashek vows to right the Yukon Party ship

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.

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The party's third leader this year says it's time his fractured party came together to challenge the NDP.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Oct. 12, 1992
Guest(s): John Ostashek
Reporter: Doris Bill
Duration: 2:01

Last updated: September 11, 2013

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