Canada at War: Yes, Yes, Yes

Roly-poly, voluble Jean François Pouliot loves to talk & talk. Like his father, his grandfather and his great-grandfather before him, he is a member of the House of Commons. He once talked Tory Prime Minister Richard Bedford Bennett into giving his home town (Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec) a new railroad station. Another time he talked his party (Liberal) into building a dock on an unnavigable stream. In four sessions he addressed Parliament 471 times.

Last week, talkative Jean François talked out of turn.

He found it "painful" to vote $618,989 for Canada's supernumerary Senate. Said he:...

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