CANADA: Fall of Houde

For the second time in a year, Camillien Houde, Montreal's booming Big-Bill- Thompsonish Mayor, went down to defeat last week. Canada's most famed Mayor has been a political firebrand for nearly ten years. A Conservative, he unexpectedly won a seat in the strongly Liberal division of Sainte-Marie, Montreal in 1923. Since then he has won the mayoralty and leadership of the Conservative Party in the Province. Last summer, trying for the provincial premiership, he overreached himself. After a bitter campaign in which he accused his opponents of everything from causing unemployment to...

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