Canada at War: The General's Election

Tousle-haired Andrew George Latta McNaughton, lifelong professional soldier and onetime commander of the first Canadian Army overseas, had entered politics in earnest. He had learned already that politics is war, too.

Andy McNaughton, named National Defense Minister when Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King needed a national figure to pull him through the great conscription crisis (TIME, Nov. 13), now needed a seat in Parliament. Without it, he could not be a Cabinet member. But last week the prospect that he would win his seat looked neither safe nor sure.

In the strange tactics of political war, King's Liberal Party chose Grey North...

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