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PEI's election is next week. It could be historic.

Last Updated Apr 17, 2019 at 7:45 am PDT

A scene from French River, Prince Edward Island, Canada. (Kiyoshi Noguchi/Getty Images)

How often do you pay attention to Canada’s smallest province? To central and western Canada, Prince Edward Island is mostly known for the beautiful vistas the PEI tourism board broadcasts to network programming. But there’s an election on the island next week and little ol’ PEI might be about to make Canadian political history. Again.

Can the Green Party form its first government in Canada? What’s happened to the alternating Liberal-Conservative rule? What is it about PEI politics that so often breaks the mold and makes history? What do we overlook about this province in general? And is the Liberal party’s difficulty here a sign of things to come federally this fall?

GUEST: Trevor Corkum, The Walrus

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