Foreign News: Canadian Election

Excitement mounted feverishly last week as Canadians sought the polls for a general election. Canadian statesmen have been thwarted, hamstrung in their efforts to govern during the past year by a strangling deadlock between Liberals and Conservatives. Would the new election break this deadlock and give either Liberals or Conservatives a workable majority? Canadians pondered that question last week with an anxious, even prayerful, interest.

Issues. The so-called Canadian customs scandal (TIME, July 19) which had been whooped as a great issue early in the campaign petered into insignificance before the polling began....

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