Canada at War: Something About the Climate?

Canada's election campaign, conducted with the utmost decorum and a minimum of splash and frippery, was a reflection of Canada's character. Wrote Bruce Hutchison, able novelist (The Hollow Men) and associate editor of the Winnipeg Free Press:

"We can stand a touch of sin ... a naughty trifle now & then, just to liven things up. They have always enjoyed such tidbits in British politics, the record of which abounds with magnificent exaggerations, metaphors and friendly libels. American political campaigns have always been a quadrennial circus. . . .

"But Canada's campaigns are dull and dreary, highly moral and a fearful bore. ....

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