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  1. RyanO

    Canada 1958

    John Deifenbaker has strong personal appeal and many modern political historians give him much of the credit for the strong PC showing. ISSUES: Economy: Lester B Pearson made a major blunder leading up to the election that allowed Diefenbacker to seize on the economy as an issue Provincial Relations: the PC's were able to utilize Union National political machine to build stronger ties in the province Social Assistants Programs, Pensions and Hospital Insurance were all major parts of Diefenbackers campaign Northern Development played a major role in the campaign Given Lester B Pearson historical background as a diplomat I think making International Relations an issue would make sense as well Mothers Allowances were also a popular area of discussion Other common issues as fillers would be taxation, agriculture (this would be pushed by the CCF based out of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and BC and the Social Credit out of Alberta and BC), Unemployment, Health Care, Flag debate begins (In 1958, an extensive poll was taken of the attitudes that adult Canadians held toward the flag. Of those who expressed opinions, over 80% wanted a national flag entirely different from that of any other nation, and 60% wanted their flag to bear the maple leaf.), Suez Crisis might be a good one, as only a year earlier Pearson was awarded the Nobel Prize for helping resolve the crisis. US Relations will always be discussed in a Canadian Election. Education is usually a safe one, Workers Rights, Farm Subsidies etc. Love the idea of this scenario, when your done I would love to try it osterbergr@msn.com
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    Alberta 1963

    Please send osterbergr@msn.com
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    Alberta - 2012

    One major issue has been Transmission Lines as well. Its been a real issue in Southern Alberta around Medicine Hat and in Sherwood Park and Strathcona-Sherwood Park. Leaders: Alberta Party: Sue Huff (she was interim leader) Parties: I would include the Evergreen Party (made up from the now bankrupt Green Party) As for Independents I am aware of two so far: 1.) Jim Ford (yes from the Federal Election) who is running in Sherwood Park 2.) Carl Benito (only a rumor but he has some signs up) running in his riding of Millwoods
  4. Please send to me osterbergr@msn.com
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    Alberta 1963

    Send it to me please, love the idea. osterbergr@msn.com
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    Alberta 2013

    Alberta Party is centrist and currently holds a seat in the Legislature in the form of Dave Taylor, former Liberal member and former contender for Liberal Leadership. NDP and Liberals in Alberta would never merge, Brian Masse and Rachel Notle hate the Liberals as much as the PC's. Ted Mortin isn't the front runner, isn't even close, he only pulled in 28% last leadership race, Gary Marr is the tentative front runner right now. Guy Boutilier has already joined the Wildrose Alliance Party and is currently sitting in their Caucus even now, in fact his decision to join them gave them official party status in the Legislature. Sorry if it seems all negative, because I would love to see this scenario. 5 parties should be PC - Gary Marr, Alison Redford, Doug Horner, really could be any of them Wildrose Alliance - Danielle Smith (should have high charisma points for debates given her media background) Alberta Party - who knows who will be leader Alberta Liberal Party (the Alberta part is important to Liberals in Alberta) - Laurie Blakeman or Raj Sherman likely leaders since David Swann has retired New Democratic Party - Brian Masse The Greens have never even come close, so its a waste of time with them. This would be most accurate.
  7. A cool Scenario, without a doubt, would be a future based scenario surrounding the election of the European Union. With would be Prime Minister or Presidents competing to win over enough nations to form a EU government. I regret to say I lack any real computer skills when it comes to designing something like this, and hope this idea may spark something in someone with the necessary skills to create something like this.
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    Canada 2011

    Just one another small detail, and totally understand how this could be missed. For the Edmonton-Sherwood Park riding, there is actually an independent candidate running by the name of Jim Ford, who came in a very close second to Uppal last election. He is running as an almost independent conservative, over a disagreement with internal party candidate selection. It was a really close race with Uppal getting 35.84% of the votes and Ford getting 32.45. Not sure if this was the appropriate place to post, but thought it worth a look.
  9. I love the new engine used for the 2011 model. I think a great scenario would be to do an early version of the upcoming Alberta Election. The Wildrose Alliance is actually making things interesting for the first time in a long time. Plus you have a number of possible PC Leadership Candidates, the Liberals are in the middle of a Leadership Race, The Alberta Party is on the rise, a lot of great potential.
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