The Progressive Conservative party has been revitalized under the dynamic and youthful Peter Lougheed. Will the PCs be able to end 36 years of Social Credit rule or will Harry Strom’s Social Credit Party continue to dominate Alberta politics?
1975 – Alberta
After ending 36 years of Social Credit government in 1971, Premier Peter Lougheed is hoping to consolidate his electoral victory in 1975. Can the Social Credit Party rebound with a fundamentalist leader and can the NDP build on Grant Notley’s single seat?
1979 – Alberta
Premier Peter Lougheed is seeking his third term. He is hoping to expand his huge majority and possibly win 79 in ’79. The opposition is weak but hopes to increase its seat totals. Will Lougheed’s PCs win another massive majority?
Saskatchewan – 1944
With Canada in the midst of World War II, the Liberals extended their term to six years to provide ‘stability’. However, an economy that never recovered from the Depression and poor farming conditions have swung voters towards a young minister with bold new ideas. Can Tommy Douglas take the CCF into power and into history as the first socialist government in North America?
Original scenario by SaskGuy.
UPDATE: A wonk edition with updated map (with more regions), endorsers and some corrections was added.
1986 – Alberta
Premier Don Getty seeks his first mandate from Alberta voters. The New Democrats under Ray Martin have steadily risen in the polls due to Getty’s unpopularity. Anything less than Lougheed’s massive majority will be seen as a failure for Getty. Faced with high unemployment and low oil prices, can Don Getty maintain Lougheed’s string of massive majorities?
1989 – Alberta
Premier Don Getty has called a snap election less than 3 years into his term. The New Democrats under Ray Martin and the Liberals under Laurence Decore have steadily risen in the polls. Faced with an economic recession, high unemployment, failing oil prices, large deficits and failed government-funded companies, can Don Getty maintain his majority?
1993 – Alberta
Premier Ralph Klein seeks his first mandate from the people of Alberta. Alberta is currently reeling from a lagging economy and a growing $20 billion dollar debt. Can Klein distance himself from the Don Getty record of fiscal mismanagement, and use his charisma and folksy populism to hold off Decore’s transformed Liberal party?
Canada – 1968
After two Liberal minority governments in a row, Canadians are once again heading to the polls to choose their next government. Will the Liberals win for a third time with the effects of Trudeaumania gripping the country and possibly secure a majority, or will Stanfield’s Conservatives secure a decisive victory?
NOTE: I did not make this scenario, I am uploading it with permission from the original creator, Phonexia.
Canada – 1867
The Dominion of Canada has been created. Will Sir John A. Macdonald carry the Conservative party to power and be elected the first Prime Minister, or will George Brown bring together the Liberal party and win a surprise victory? The results of this election will decide the fate of the new country, in its many tests and trials soon to come.
Credit to VJW for creating historically accurate ad types and fixing event issue.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated!
1997 – Alberta
After the ‘Miracle on the Prairies’ in 1993, popular Premier Ralph Klein seeks his second term. This election is seen by many as a ‘Ralpherendum’ on Klein’s balanced budget and extremely deep budget cuts. Can the Liberals and the seatless New Democrats knock him out of power?