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Author Stewart, Ian, 1953 July 2-

Title Just one vote : from Jim Walding's nomination to constitutional defeat / Ian Stewart
Published Winnipeg [Man.] : University of Manitoba Press, 2009 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010)


Description 1 online resource (xii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Setting -- 3. Incumbent -- 4. Campaign -- 5. Vote -- 6. Aftermath -- 7. Fallout -- 8. Conclusion -- Appendix A. List of Interviewees -- Appendix B. Correspondence
Summary "Using extensive research drawn from archives, interviews, and the media, Just One Vote is a retelling of a dramatic moment in Manitoba and Canadian politics. Ian Stewart outlines the geographic, social, and political backdrop behind Jim Walding's contested party nomination and the unusual chain of events it triggered, including the fall of the government of Howard Pawley, the NDP's devastating defeat in the 1988 provincial election, and the fallout from these events on the wider Canadian political landscape. Using a counterfactual argument, Stewart traces the connections between Walding's historic vote and the eventual failure of the Manitoba government to ratify the Meech Lake Accord, illustrating how singular events and individual decisions can produce large consequences as they cascade through the political system."--Jacket
Analysis Politicians
Walding, Jim
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index
Notes English
Subject Walding, Jim, 1937-
Walding, Jim, 1937-
New Democratic Party of Manitoba -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History
New Democratic Party of Manitoba
Politicians -- Manitoba -- Biography
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780887553325