An election filled with firsts: let the good times roll
DECISION 2011: A Western Tory prime minister, an NDP Opposition, a broken Liberal Party and our first Green MP: Canadians broke new ground.
The country's 41st general election was an event of historical firsts. An Alberta prime minister leading a majority government. The NDP forming the official opposition. The Liberals sent to political wilderness as Canada's third political party. The Green Party electing its first member of Parliament (the first elected Green member of North America), with Elizabeth May unseating a Conservative cabinet member for good measure.