|Progressive Conservative Leader Joe Clark celebrating his|
victory over Pierre Trudeau in the 1979 Canadian federal election.
found the time to realize an important milestone in my life. Finally, after 18 years, I was eligible to vote in my first election.
What is a minority government?
The non-confidence vote
|The three main party leaders in the 1984 and 1988 Canadian federal|
elections. From left are Liberal Leader John Turner, NDP Leader Ed
Broadbent, and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Mulroney.
Then came free trade
Five years later he was out, a victim of the Mulroney backlash and unable to stand on his own two feet.