B.C. Social Credit Party

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B.C. Social Credit Party

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1952-1991

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The B.C. Social Credit Party was the governing political party of British Columbia, Canada, for more than 30 years between the 1952 provincial election and the 1991 election. For four decades, the party dominated the British Columbian political scene, with the only break occurring between the 1972 and 1975 elections when the New Democratic Party of British Columbia was in power. The party collapsed after its defeat in 1991. Notable leaders were W.A.C. Bennett, Bill Bennett, and Bill Vander Zalm.

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