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In the Canadian general election held on June 2, 1997, Preston Manning's Reform Party of Canada received 19% of the popular vote and won 60 seats in the House of Commons. Thus, barely 10 years after its founding in 1987, the Reform Party had risen from a western fringe party to become the official opposition, with Manning becoming leader of the opposition. He had not even held elected office until 1993, when he was voted into Parliament for the riding of Calgary Southwest.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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