Retrospective Canadian Federal Election: 1935

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by RogueBeaver, Apr 1, 2012.

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Canada Votes, 1935

Poll closed Apr 8, 2012.
  1. Liberal (Mackenzie King)

    35.9%
  2. Conservative (Prime Minister R.B. Bennett)

    7.7%
  3. CCF (J.S. Woodsworth)

    46.2%
  4. Social Credit (J.H. Blackmore)

    10.3%
  1. RogueBeaver Team Raitt

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    I plan to run through every Canadian federal election, two per week.

    Results thread can be found here.


    Historical background: Great Depression is in full swing. The Tory government is imploding due to Bennett's recent adoption of interventionist economic policy. Two new parties have formed: the socialist CCF and Social Credit.
     
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  2. Jello_Biafra In ur means of production...

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    This one might actually be competitive.
     
  3. TNF Well-Known Member

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    CCF! CCF! CCF!

    What did the Liberals campaign on in 1935, anyway? Ending the interventionist program of the Conservatives, or expanding it?
     
  4. RogueBeaver Team Raitt

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    They campaigned on middling economic reform. So they kept what the Tories started, expanded public works projects in conjunction with the provinces, and returned to free trade. King built a good chunk of our welfare state (family allowance, unemployment insurance, pensions, housing/mortgage assistance), but he did it in stages and cautiously.
     
  5. TNF Well-Known Member

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    Ah, that's cool. Liberals would probably be my second choice then.
     
  6. Van555 Social Reformist

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    woot go commonwealth
     
  7. RogueBeaver Team Raitt

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    More votes before Sunday.
     
  8. RogueBeaver Team Raitt

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    We're going to have the 1925 issue again: the CCF only ran 121 candidates IOTL and right now they're projected to win 156 seats. This problem disappears for all parties in 1945, so don't worry.