Canada: POLITICS: The CCF Looks Ahead

Just as the echoes of last spring's Dominion-wide electioneering died away, Canadians learned that they were in for some more tub thumping. British Columbia's Premier John Hart called a provincial election for Oct. 25, Manitoba's Premier Stuart Sinclair Garson got ready to do the same (probable date: some time between Oct. 15 and 22).

Manitoba and British Columbia are the only two provinces governed by Liberal-Conservative coalitions. For these two campaigns, the two old-line parties decided to remain fused. That meant that in each province the fight would be mainly between the Liberal-Conservative fusion and the socialist CCF.

The CCF appeared...

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