Something happened a few days ago that I missed. It's not something you'd normally find data on either, it's something I had to calculate myself.
That's right, Teddy here with more "Fun with Numbers".
As I mentioned in my reply to Kyle's earlier post, the Conservatives have been in government for a good chunk of the past two decades. I decided to sit down and calculate how good of a chunk it was.
Turns out that on January 8th of this year, something happened. Between that date and Joe Clark taking office, exactly half the time was spent with a Liberal federal government, and, half the time with a Conservative federal government.
As of today, you'd have to go back to before Joe Clark became Prime Minister. You'd have to go back to May 31st 1979. Between that date and today, we've spent half our time under Liberals, and half under Conservatives.
On February 22nd, 2024, if the Conservatives remain in government, they'd be able to push the 'start date' back to the day Trudeau took office.