CANADA: Politics Unlimited

Two startling indications popped out of a Gallup poll in Canada last week:

1) Prime Minister Mackenzie King's 1940 popular majority has been slashed in half; 2) for the first time in history, the virile, new-dealing Cooperative Commonwealth Federation has the biggest popular strength of any party in Canada. The figures: C.C.F., 29%; Progressive-Conservatives and Liberals, each 28%.

Mackenzie King and his Liberal Party leaders studied this worrisome situation at their first wartime caucus in Ottawa. The Prime Minister was bellicose; he roundly castigated his opponents, declared against a general election for the duration, but left himself room to call...

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