1935 Alberta (8) vs. 1976 Quebec (1)
1952 BC (SoCreds over Socialists): West Coast wildness - STV system used to keep CCF out of power, but it leads to a surprise SoCred win.
1944 Saskatchewan (Douglas over Patterson): Tommy Douglas creates North America's first socialist government, leading to new frontiers in social policy nationwide.
1867 Ontario (6) vs. 1943 Ontario (3)
1867 Ontario (Macdonald ties McKellar): Libs and Tories deadlocked at 41 seats, leading to a grand coalition government under John Stanfield Macdonald's leadership.
1943 Ontario (Drew over Nixon, CCF): Liberals implode, CCF on the march, and Conservatives come up winners to begin a 42-year dynasty.
1989 Newfoundland (5) vs. 1960 Quebec (4)
1989 Newfoundland (Wells over Rideout): Clyde Wells loses the popular vote but wins the election, helping to kill Meech Lake.
1960 Quebec (Lesage over l'Union Nationale): The Quiet Revolution begins on election night and transforms Quebec society, Canadian politics, and public policy, forever
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