Publisher: University of Manitoba Press; 1 edition (February 27, 2009)
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On June 23, 1990, Aboriginal chief and Manitoba baby-kisser Elijah Harper voted opposed to the Meech Lake Accord. His unmarried, dramatic vote successfully killed the federal-provincial contract that may have replaced Canada’s federal constitution. It used to be a devastating blow to the federal Conservative govt and continues to be one of many best-known occasions in Canadian politics. only one Vote demonstrates how the degree for Harper’s ancient vote used to be set by means of prior unmarried votes: Jim Walding’s one-vote victory over a celebration nomination problem; and his next vote opposed to his personal occasion that introduced down the NDP majority govt. The ensuing minority govt behind schedule ultimate ratification of Meech Lake until eventually the 11th hour, leaving the accord susceptible to defeat. Combining information drawn from documents, interviews, and the media, only one Vote is a vibrant and quite special examine of the nomination technique, and the way singular occasions can produce huge effects as they cascade in the course of the political procedure.