Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Vital By-Election

Canada's most important by-election campaign in years got under way in the Ontario riding of Grey North. There a member of Parliament would be chosen Feb. 5. There the political destiny of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King might be at stake. The political usefulness of National Defense Minister Andrew G. L. McNaughton, the Liberal candidate, certainly was.

As a result of November's Parliamentary crisis over conscription (TIME, Nov. 13), General McNaughton had become the key man in the whole Dominion Government. It was up to him to make the Government's new conscription system work. To do so, he needed...

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