CANADA: Jean Baptiste Says No

Quebec Province slapped the face of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King last week and the other eight provinces appeared ready to boot him in the rear. He had called for a national plebiscite on conscription —not because it was necessary, but to ease himself out of a political promise to French Canadians that he would never send their sons overseas. What he had achieved was to split the two great racial elements in Canada, to have the French Canadians vote to hold him to his promise, and to create for himself a dangerous political crisis. It was...

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