British Commonwealth of Nations: Canadian Stalemate

Canada's long heralded and hotly contested general election (TIME, Sept. 21) took place last week, and loud were the rejoicings of Conservatives when that genial Liberal, Premier Mackenzie King, and nine of his Cabinet failed even to secure seats for themselves in Parliament.

Conservative chests puffed out for but a little while however. When all the returns were in, the election was found to have ended in the nearest approach to a deadlock in the history of the Dominion. The final results:

Conservatives 118

Liberals 102

Progressives 22

Independents 3

This tabulation, it...

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