Canada: QUEBEC: Gosh, That Maurice!

Wednesday was election day in Quebec. It was also the day of Premier Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis' patron, St. Joseph. Wednesday is Duplessis' favorite day of the week: he always tries to save his important acts for that day. After Mass in the morning, he toured all 119 polling booths in his home town, Trois-Rivières. He shook hands till his fingers cramped, greeting voters by their first names. Time & again his henchmen restrained him as he reached in his pocket for quarters for moppets: "Not on election day, Maurice." At 6:30...

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