1971 - Alberta Progressive Conservatives Elected
Here is a sample of what else was occurring in the world waaaay back when the Alberta Tories came to power:
-China is admitted to the United Nations
-East Pakistan declared independence in 1971 creating 'Bangladesh'
-A new stock market index called 'the Nasdaq' debuts
-Women are granted the right to vote in Switzerland
-The Walt Disney World Resort opens in Florida
-In Uganda, Idi Amin leads a coup and becomes president.
-Trudeau's first term as Prime Minister
-War Measures Act lifted in Canada (imposed in October 1970)
-Richard Nixon's first presidential term
-Jim Morrison, singer for The Doors dies in Paris
-Charles Manson sentenced to death (later commuted)
-Major films of 1971: Love Story - Summer of '42 - The French Connection
-The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old
-The Alberta Progressive Conservatives under Peter Lougheed defeat the 36 year old Social Credit government
Isn't it time for a change of government in Alberta!