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NDP squeaks past Tories to hold on to power in 1989 Yukon election

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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Medium: Radio
Program: Morningside
Broadcast Date: Feb. 21, 1989
Guest(s): Vic Istchenko
: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 9:04

Last updated: November 26, 2012

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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