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A time vault to 1999, when Manitoba Tories were last in power

The last time the Manitoba Tories were in power, Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca was on the airwaves.
The last time the Manitoba Tories were in power, Ricky Martin's Livin' La Vida Loca was on the airwaves. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba changed governments for the first time this century on Tuesday, as Manitoba’s political landscape change to a hue of Tory blue.

Voters elected Brian Pallister as their new premier, putting an end to Greg Selinger and the NDP, who were in power for 17 years.

A lot has happened since the Tories were last in power in 1999. You can now connect to the Internet without having to use dial-up, you can make a bill payment without having to stand in a long line at the bank, and phone books aren’t really applicable.

Here’s a look back at what was happening the last time the Tories were in government.

Ricky Martin was Livin’ La Vida Loca.

Gas prices were as low as 49 cents a litre in Winnipeg.
Gas prices were down 13 per cent last month compared to what commuters were paying last February.

Fight Club was one of the top movies of the year.

Friends and Seinfeld were still on television.

The average price of the Winnipeg home was around $92,000.
A house "sold" sign in Oakville, Ont., on July 23, 2012.

The music sharing website, Napster was launched.

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Y2K was the cause of a lot of anxiety and excitement.

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