CM February 2, 1996. Vol. II, Number 16

The Great Canadian Trivia Contest


The first earth satellite produced outside the United States and the Soviet Union was made in Canada. What was the name of this satellite?

DUE DATE FOR THIS ANSWER: 10 February, 1996


Remember, don't post your answers to CM. Instead, send your answers to Steve Caldwell at the following e-mail address: or

January 15th's Question:

In what year was the closest federal election, in terms of seats won by the first and second party? How many seats did these two parties win?


The closest federal election in Canadian electoral history was in 1972. In this election the Liberals received 109 seats and the Progressive Conservatives107.

Although not required in the answer the rest of the House was made up of:

New Democratic Party - 31
Creditiste - 15
Independent - 2


  1. Mrs. Walker's Gr. 9 Social Studies class, Pitt Meadows Secondary School: Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
  2. Mr. Yeo's Gr. 9 class, Goose Lake High School: Roblin, Manitoba
  3. T. Burnie's Gr. 7/8 class, St. Ann's School: Toronto, Ontario
  4. Candice Stella, Gr. 6, Our Lady of Peace School: Laval, Quebec
  5. Michael Kagan, Yorkhill Elementary School: Thornhill, Ontario
  6. Noah Moser, Colonel By Secondary School: Gloucester, Ontario

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