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Western Canada Concept Party of Manitoba
The WCC attained its greatest notoriety in Alberta, where it succeeded in electing an MLA to the provincial legislature in 1982. It was also active in the other western provinces, however, and ran provincial candidates in Manitoba in a 1984 by-election and the 1986 general election. Its Manitoba leader was Fred Cameron.
In 1984, Cameron stood for a by-election in the Winnipeg riding of Fort Garry, and received 186 votes. In the following general election, he stood against Gary Doer in Concordia and received 204 votes. There were five WCC candidates in this election, the minimum required for official ballot status. Their combined vote total was 672.
In 1987, a number of disgruntled WCC members in Alberta formed the new Western Independence Party. Cameron joined this new organization, and appears to have taken most of Manitoba's WCC membership with him. It is unclear if the party simply changed its name, or if the Manitoba WIP was formed by secessionists from the WCC -- in any event, the Manitoba WCC does not appear to have existed past 1987.
See also: Canadian political parties
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