Canada at War: POLITICS: Loser

Like millions of his fellow Canadians. William Lyon Mackenzie King spent the first days of last week waiting to learn whether he would win or lose in his own constituency of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. When the soldier votes were finally counted,* the Prime Minister had been beaten by socialist CCFer E. L. Bowerman. What made the dose doubly hard for King to take: his defeat was by a piddling 129 votes (out of 19,341 votes cast); Bowerman was running for public office for the first time.

"Very, Very Sorry." Mr. King was plainly disgruntled. Said he: "I am very, very...

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