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!

1996 – British Columbia

Will the NDP be able to win again, or will the Liberal party take the reins in British Columbia?

Additions/changes not in original 1996 P4e scenario;

-> 1996 scenario logo
-> Elections BC as an observer.
-> Edited party logos to not fill screen.
-> NDP seat goal
-> Transit icon
-> Icon backgrounds from black to official blue.
-> Candidate strengths
-> MLA cabinet/ critic positions
-> Surrogates

2021 – Newfoundland and Labrador (V.2)

The 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador general election is due to be held on March 25, 2021, to elect members of the 50th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador. Originally due for October 2023, the law mandates that an election must be held within one year of a new Premier assuming office. Premier Andrew Furey assumed the role on August 19, 2020, and requested to Lieutenant Governor Judy Foote to issue the writs of election on January 15, 2021. With COVID still dominating the scene will the election all run to plan?

Campaign notes:

Election night results will report effectively all in one go to simulate the the official election night where all riding results were reported by Elections Newfoundland and Labrador at the same time.

Advertising ends 51 days before the end of the campaign as per the start date of the official electoral silence period.

Version 2.0 – Advertising ends 1 day before polling day (as per Govt. statement)

2023 – Alberta

The 2023 Alberta general election is due to be held on May 29, 2023. Voters are electing the members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The United Conservative Party under Danielle Smith, the incumbent Premier of Alberta was behind in the polls. As the election draws closer, the race is tightening up. Can the UCP win re-election or will Rachel Notley’s NDP be given another chance in government.

Events from Calgary Herald & Sun and Edmonton Journal & Sun.

Parties included;

United Conservative (Including 2022 UCP leadership candidates and Jason Kenney)
New Democratic Party
Solidarity Movement
Wildrose Loyalty Coalition
Wildrose Independence
Office of the Election Commissioner (Observer)

2019 – Newfoundland & Labrador

The 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador general election is to be held on May 16, 2019, to elect members of the 49th General Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Governmening Liberals enter the campaign with 27 seats and are hoping for re-election but a polling boost for the PCs suggest a close race. Who will prevail and be Newfoundland and Labrador’s next premier?