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Yukon Party pulls off 'stunning victory'

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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In true Yukon tradition, voters clean house and produce a surprise sweep of the Liberals.
Medium: Radio
Program: This Morning
Broadcast Date: Nov. 5, 2002
Guest: Todd Hardy
Producer: Dave Croft
Duration: 7:44

Last updated: September 12, 2013

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