Canada: Out in the Open

For the first time, a Liberal M.P. said it out loud: Prime Minister King was worn out and ready to retire before long.

The speaker was a chipper, chubby French Canadian named Antoine Phileas Coté, a freshman M.P. but an old hand at politics. Over radio station CJBR at Rimouski, Que., Coté said flatly that the Prime Minister, after his severe bout with a cold, looked "old and worn out." "Mr. King," he said, "wants a [Liberal Party] convention before his retirement," so that a successor may be chosen. "I believe that this convention will take place in 1948, probably in Montreal."


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