Subseries - 1993 federal election records

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1993 federal election records

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  • 1992 - 1994 (predominantly 1993) (Creation)

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Approximately 0.33 linear metres of material, including:

  • 2 photographs (BC2151-979/980)
  • 8 3.5" computer disks (file 408-10)
  • textual records

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Records in this series relate to the British Columbia NDP's activities in support of the 1993 federal election.

The 35th Canadian federal general election was held on October 25, 1993. During this time, the BC NDP Central Office became an organizing hub for regional campaigns, with BC candidates running for 32 federal seats in the election. However, the Federal NDP party, under the leadership of Audrey McLaughlin, fared poorly in the 1993 election, securing only 9 seats. This was reflected in British Columbia, where all but two of the Federal NDP MP's lost their seats. The next federal election did not occur until 1997.

Records in this series have been predominantly created by Jim Kirk, Director of Communications (files 407-04 to 408-10). Files 408-11 to 409-05 were located in the Executive Secretary's office at the time of appraisal, though their creator is uncertain; file 409-05 appears to have been created by Sherry Hyde, Director of Administration.

Records include correspondence, memos, policy and strategy documents, public communications, campaign advertisements and media scripts, clippings, pamphlets, polls, minutes, meeting agendas, and other related materials.

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The series "Federal NDP records" in this same fonds contains many files related to 1993 federal election.

File 420-05, "Slotting (1993)" in the "Records of the Director of Organization" series contains release requests for NDP party staff to act as regional campaign managers during the 1993 federal election, and other related materials.

File 463-03, in the "Committee records" series of this fonds, contains records of the BC NDP Federal Election Planning Committee, including copies of meeting minutes from the federal strategy and elections planning committee.

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External sources for the scope and content note:

Canadian federal election, 1993 (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Accessed March 14th, 2012 at,_1993

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