Canada – 1917 – CHC

Never before has Canada so fragile. Unprecented casualties in the Great War forced Borden to pass the conscription through Parliament. The decision of the English Canada sharply alienated the French, who were offended by the long-standing suppresion outside Quebec.

The Coalition organised a great vote rigging, simultaneously expanding women’s rights and taking away alien’s one. Laurier Liberals have accumulated a loud anti-conscription voice.

The dirtiest, most intolerant and most vicious campaign is ahead. Election day will become Doomsday.

This campaign has three different variations that you can play:

  • Separate Unionist: Conservative and Liberal Unionists nominate separately, but in coalition. Here you can play for Unionist candidates who have retired from competition;
  • United Unionist: Historically traditional scenario of Unionists vs Laurier Liberals;
  • No Union (AH): Coalition talks fail, and straight-party Conservatives and Liberals run separately. An independent nationalist and anti-conscription movement led by Henri Bourassa rises in Quebec.

For more information please contact the background folder.

Canada – 1988 – CHC

Brian Mulroney’s Conservatives have faced tough times since their landslide in 1984, and have staked their mandate on their new US-Canada Free Trade Agreement. John Turner hopes to end the FTA and reclaim the PM’s office on a revival of Canadian nationalism, while Ed Broadbent sees the perfect chance to bring the NDP to new heights. Preston Manning is standing for Western interests. This election is about the FTA and only about that, however, the future winner will have to face Meech Lake, abortion, and other challenges.

This is currently the largest work within the CHC. To a large extent, this was made possible by the work of the original author, as well as a wide range of works on these elections. This creates unique scenarios:

PC: Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney, Don Mazankowski, Lucien Bouchard
LIB: Allan MacEachen, Jean Chrйtien, John Turner, Pierre Trudeau, Lloyd Axworthy
NDP: Simon de Jong, Dave Barrett, Ed Broadbent, Phil Edmonston
Others: Preston Manning (Reform), Elmer Knutson (COR), Ed VanWoudenberg (CHP), Kathryn Cholette (Green), Robert Toupin (Ind. MP from Terrebonne)
  • What if Mulroney never decided on an FTA and was replaced by Don Mazankowski?
  • What if the Liberals staged a coup before the election and installed Chrétien?
  • What if Trudeau and Clark meet in a rematch of 1979-80?
  • What if three Québec leaders will confront each other?

Needless to say, the campaign includes >50 events and 35 endorsers to make your gameplay exciting and challenging. Also, although Free Trade discussion takes up all the space, many other issues are also not left out.

Because this is more than an election. This is your future.. or, at least, a few entertaining evenings.

Canada – 1896 – CHC

With the passing of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada lost a helmsman who ploughed through the unknown. His legacy, however, has given rise to a real test of vitality. The Manitoba School Question has opened a living wound between the founding nations and the old parties. Uncertainty is in the air. Either someone will manage to unite the scattered factions, or the Confederation will be blown up. The stakes could not be higher.

Canada – 1935 – CHC

Since the Great Depression hit Canada, it has left an indelible mark. Everything has fallen in the last 5 years, and even desperate measures are no longer surprising. Bennett’s policies of high tariffs and encouraging external trade to within the Empire brought little benefit. In the pit of unpopularity, Prime Minister put the New Deal for Canada, first announced in January, to a referendum. Mackenzie King, with its experience and patience, can easily crush the Conservatives’ chances. However, distrust of the old parties is pushing Canadians to turn to alternatives. Socialism and evangelicalism come from the West, while populism comes from the East. Of the many paths, where will Canada go?

Canada – 1872 – CHC

The first steps are never easy. Canada also felt it. The unfavourable Treaty of Washington sparked a fierce debate about relations with the United States. Challenges in Manitoba and New Brunswick inflamed passions between English and French. British Columbia joined the union on the condition of building the Pacific Railway. “Better terms” for Nova Scotia also raise many questions. These are vulnerabilities in the government that will be exploited to bring an alternative to Ottawa. Will Sir Macdonald stand or new PM will be elected? The parties will face a nearly 100-day campaign that will span from Halifax to Victoria.

Canada – 1867 – CHC

The Dominion of Canada has been created. The Great Coalition of John A. Macdonald and George Brown linked the four British North American provinces. In 1867, the party truce was over, and the battle began again. Macdonald had patronage and a wave of patriotism in his favour. Brown resurrected the Reformers, raising the banner of responsible government. But not everyone accepts the Confederation. Various politicians in Quebec, New Brunswick and, most notably, Nova Scotia are questioning it. In any case, the results of this election will decide the fate of the new country, in its many tests and trials soon to come.

Original scenario made by Anthony (for PM4E 2006!), based on LukeTheDuke‘s campaign. For more information please contact the background folder.

Note: For true supporters of the Confederation, I created an alternative campaign with Newfoundland and PEI included!

Canada – 1921 – CHC

Canadian society coped with the difficulties of the conscription crisis of 1917. However, the end of the Great War brought new challenges. These included rising unemployment and the decline of industry, but most importantly, the frustration of farmers. The Liberals after Laurier’s death entered the election guided by leadership of Mackenzie King. Arthur Meighen is at a disadvantage both in party and government terms. And the Progressives, who support free trade for Western farmers, rely on a decentralized organization. As the first truly three-party race unfolds, and the first in which a majority of women are eligible to vote, this election makes history.

Original scenario made by Patine, for more information please contact the background folder.

Canada election map, 1921 - CHC

First version, made in 2023:

Saskatchewan – 1944

With Canada in the midst of World War II, the Liberals extended their term to six years to provide ‘stability’. However, an economy that never recovered from the Depression and poor farming conditions have swung voters towards a young minister with bold new ideas. Can Tommy Douglas take the CCF into power and into history as the first socialist government in North America?

Original scenario by SaskGuy.

UPDATE: A wonk edition with updated map (with more regions), endorsers and some corrections was added.

1982 – Alberta

Alberta’s economy is collapsing under the weight of Trudeau’s National Energy Program (NEP), which is taking a large portion of Alberta’s oil and gas profits. Alberta separatism, and the Western Canada Concept party is looking for a breakthrough. Can Peter Lougheed steer the PCs through Alberta’s volatile political mood and to another huge majority?