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The Canadian federal election of 1984 was called on July 4, 1984, and held on September 4 of that year. It resulted in the Progressive Conservative Party winning the second-largest majority government in Canadian history, trailing only the Progressive Conservative victory of 1958. July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... In the Westminster System, a majority government is one in which the government enjoys an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or Parliament. ... The 24th general election was held just nine months after the 23rd and transformed Prime Minister John Diefenbakers minority into the largest ever majority government in Canadian history. ...

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Issues

Popular vote of the 1984 election with provincial bar graphs for seat results
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Popular vote of the 1984 election with provincial bar graphs for seat results

The election was fought almost entirely on the record of the governing Liberal Party. The party's new leader John Napier Turner had at first managed to distance himself from the policies of his predecessor Pierre Trudeau, but as the campaign wore on, he became closely attached to these faults. Download high resolution version (774x608, 46 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian federal election, 1984 Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (774x608, 46 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian federal election, 1984 Categories: GFDL images ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... The Right Honourable John Napier Turner ,CC,PC (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau PC, CC, CH, QC, MA, LL.L, LL.D, FRSC (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000) was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 3, 1979, and from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984. ...


The Liberal Party had lost favour with Western Canadians, and policies such as the National Energy Policy only aggravated this sentiment. A change from earlier elections was the great disaffection in Quebec with the Liberal government. The Conservatives had not won significant support in that province in decades, but hope for success there was one of the main reasons Brian Mulroney had been chosen as party leader. Mulroney was a fluently bilingual Quebecer who promised a new deal for Quebec. The province, annoyed at being left out of the 1982 repatriation of constitution, shifted dramatically to support him. The National Energy Program was enacted by the government of Pierre Trudeau in 1980 and administered by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (Canada). ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC , CC , GOQ , LL.D. (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Canada Act 1982 is an Act of Parliament passed by the British Parliament that severed virtually all remaining constitutional and legislative ties between the United Kingdom and Canada. ...


The Liberal Party had entered the campaign with a lead in the polls following the selection of Turner as leader. That lead began to slip as Turner, who had been out of politics since he had resigned as Minister of Finance in 1975, made several mistakes that caused voters to see him as "yesterday's man". In particular, he spoke of "make work programs", a concept from the 1970s that had been replaced by the less patronizing "job creation programs". He also was caught on camera patting Liberal Party President Iona Campagnolo on her posterior. Turner defended this action as being a friendly gesture, not recognizing that it was seen by many women as being condescending. Official Portrait of the Hon. ...


Other voters turned against the Liberals due to their mounting legacy of patronage and corruption. An especially important issue was that of 79 patronage appointments Trudeau made in the days before leaving office. Turner, despite promising a new way of doing politics, refused to cancel these appointments. During the English-language televised debate between Mulroney, Turner and New Democratic Party leader Ed Broadbent, Turner defended the appointments by saying, "I had no option". Mulroney effectively attacked Turner saying, "You had an option, sir; you could have said 'no'". This was a key turning point of the campaign, and cemented the view of many voters that Turner did not represent change from the discredited Liberal Party of Pierre Trudeau. Generally, patronage is the act of supporting or favoring some person, group, or institution. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a social democratic political party in Canada. ... The Honourable John Edward (Ed) Broadbent, CC P.C., Ph. ...


National results

The House of Commons after the 1984 election
The House of Commons after the 1984 election

The election was a landslide victory for the Progressive Conservative Party, which won half the popular vote and 211 out of 282 seats. The party won a majority of the ridings in every province. The New Democratic Party also did very well: voters in the manufacturing areas of Ontario and on the prairies gave it 30 seats. At the time, many pundits thought Canada was moving towards the British model of a Labour-Tory division. File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian federal election, 1984 ... File links The following pages link to this file: Canadian federal election, 1984 ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


All numerical results from Elections Canada's Official Report on the Thirty-Third Election. Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency of the Government of Canada responsible for the conduct of federal elections and referendums. ...

Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1980 Dissolution Elected % Change # % Change
     Progressive Conservative Brian Mulroney 282 103 100 211 +104.9% 6,278,818 50.03% +17.59%
     Liberal John Turner 282 147 135 40 -72.8% 3,516,486 28.02% -16.32%
     New Democratic Ed Broadbent 282 32 31 30 -6.3% 2,359,915 18.81% -0.97%
     No affiliation1 20 - - 1   39,298 0.31% +0.29%
     Rhinoceros Cornelius the First 88 - - - - 99,178 0.79% -0.22%
     Parti nationaliste du Québec2 Denis Monière 74 * * - * 85,865 0.68% *
     Confederation of Regions Elmer Knutson 55 * * - * 65,655 0.52% *
     Green Trevor Hancock 60 * * - * 26,921 0.21% *
     Libertarian Victor Levis 72 - - - - 23,514 0.19% +0.05%
     Independent 65 - 1 - - 22,067 0.18% +0.04%
     Social Credit Ken Sweigard 51 - - - - 16,659 0.13% -1.56%
     Communist William Kashtan 51 - - - - 7,479 0.06% +x
     Commonwealth Gilles Gervais 66 * * - * 7,007 0.06% *
     Vacant 15  
Total 1,449 282 282 282 - 12,548,862 100%  
Sources: http://www.elections.ca -- History of Federal Ridings since 1867

Notes: The House of Commons after the 1980 election The 1980 Canadian federal election was called when the minority Progressive Conservative government led by Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. ... In parliamentary systems, a dissolution of parliament is the dispersal of a legislature at the call of an election. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC , CC , GOQ , LL.D. (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... John Napier Turner (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a social democratic political party in Canada. ... The Honourable John Edward (Ed) Broadbent, CC P.C., Ph. ... The Rhinoceros Party of Canada, also known as the Rhinos, was a registered political party in Canada from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Cornelius the First was a Canadian rhinoceros, from Granby, Quebec, who was the normal leader of the Rhinoceros Party of Canada from 1965 to 1993,and was the leader when the 121 seats 110,000 votes in 1980 was pleasing to there low amount of votes prvious elections, but failed... The Parti nationaliste du Québec was a minor political party in Canada. ... The Confederation of Regions Party (CoR) was a right-wing Canadian political party founded in 1984 by Elmer Knutson. ... Elmer S. Knutson was born on the family farm in Torquay, Saskatchewan. ... The Green Party of Canada is a minor federal political party in Canada. ... Founded in 1975, the Libertarian Party of Canada adheres to the philosophy of libertarianism, and has been particularly influenced by the ideas of Ayn Rand. ... The Social Credit Party of Canada was a conservative - populist political party in Canada that promoted social credit theories of monetary reform. ... Ken Sweigard (born 1919) is a Pentecostal evangelist from Grande Prairie, Alberta, and politician who led the Social Credit Party of Canada from 1983 to 1986. ... The Communist Party of Canada is a communist political party in Canada. ... William Kashtan (1909-1993?) became general secretary of the Communist Party of Canada in January 1965, several months following the death of Leslie Morris. ... This is part of a series on Lyndon LaRouche and related people, organizations and issues. ...


"% change" refers to change from previous election.


x - less than 0.05% of the popular vote.


1 Tony Roman was elected in the Toronto-area riding of York North as a "coalition candidate", defeating incumbent PC MP John Gamble. Roman drew support from Progressive Conservatives were were upset by Gamble's extreme right-wing views, and Liberals who were upset when their candidate punched his campaign manager's wife. John Albert Gamble (born 1939) is a far right Canadian politician. ...


2 Results of the Parti nationaliste du Québec are compared to those of the Union Populaire in the 1980 election.


Results by province

Party Name BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NT YK Total
     Progressive Conservative Seats: 19 21 9 9 67 58 9 9 3 4 2 1 211
     Popular Vote: 46.6 68.8 41.7 43.2 47.6 50.2 53.6 50.7 52.0 57.6 41.3 56.8 50.0
     Liberal Seats: 1 - - 1 14 17 1 2 1 3 - - 40
     Vote: 16.4 12.7 18.2 21.8 29.8 35.4 31.9 33.6 41.0 36.4 26.9 21.7 28.0
     New Democratic Seats: 8 - 5 4 13 - - - - - - - 30
     Vote: 35.1 14.1 38.4 27.2 20.8 8.8 14.1 15.2 6.5 5.8 28.2 16.1 18.8
     No affiliation Seats: - -     1 -     -       1
     Vote: xx 0.2     0.8 xx     0.4       0.3
Total seats: 28 21 14 14 95 75 10 11 4 7 2 1 282
Parties that won no seats:
     Rhinoceros Vote: 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 2.4   0.3       1.1 0.8
     Nationaliste Vote:           2.5             0.7
     Confederation of Regions Vote: 0.2 2.2 1.3 6.7                 0.5
     Green Vote: 0.6 0.3 0.1   0.3 0.1     0.1       0.2
     Libertarian Vote: 0.3 0.1   0.4 0.3 0.1 0.1     0.1   4.4 0.2
     Independent Vote: 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 3.5   0.2
     Social Credit Vote: 0.2 0.6     0.1 0.2 0.1           0.1
     Communist Vote: 0.1 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1             0.1
     Commonwealth Vote:           0.2             0.0

Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th)  - Land 642,317 km²  - Water 19,531 km² (2. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (From many peoples, strength) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Area 651,036 km² (7th)  - Land 591,670 km²  - Water 59,366 km² (9. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Glorious and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Area 647,797 km² (8th)  - Land 553,556 km²  - Water 64,241 km² (14. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ... During the 1960s, a terrorist group known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope was restored) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Area 72,908 km² (8th)  - Land 71,450 km²  - Water 1,458 km² (2. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area {{{TotalArea}}} km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th)  - Land 5,660 km²  - Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004)  - Population 137,900... Motto: Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei (Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital St. ... A former territory in the United States is called Northwest Territory. ... Motto: none Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Jack Cable Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Area 482,443 km² (9th)  - Land 474,391 km²  - Water 8,052 km² (1. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is Canadas largest political party. ... The New Democratic Party (French: Nouveau Parti démocratique) is a social democratic political party in Canada. ... The Rhinoceros Party of Canada, also known as the Rhinos, was a registered political party in Canada from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... The Parti nationaliste du Québec was a minor political party in Canada. ... The Confederation of Regions Party (CoR) was a right-wing Canadian political party founded in 1984 by Elmer Knutson. ... The Green Party of Canada is a minor federal political party in Canada. ... Founded in 1975, the Libertarian Party of Canada adheres to the philosophy of libertarianism, and has been particularly influenced by the ideas of Ayn Rand. ... The Social Credit Party of Canada was a conservative - populist political party in Canada that promoted social credit theories of monetary reform. ... The Communist Party of Canada is a communist political party in Canada. ... This is part of a series on Lyndon LaRouche and related people, organizations and issues. ...

Notes


The Confederation of Regions Party (CoR) was a right-wing Canadian political party founded in 1984 by Elmer Knutson. ... The Green Party of Canada is a minor federal political party in Canada. ... This is part of a series on Lyndon LaRouche and related people, organizations and issues. ... The Parti nationaliste du Québec was a minor political party in Canada. ...

Preceded by:
1980 federal election
Canadian federal elections Followed by:
1988 federal election


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