Canada at War: The P.M. in P.A.

Prime Minister King was not at all sure at week's end of his own personal election. In the constituency of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he was still leading CCFer Edward LeRoy Bowerman. But his margin had been sliced to 200-odd votes, and the soldier vote had not yet been announced.

Defeat for Mr. King would mean loss of face; it would not mean that he would have to step down as Prime Minister. Under the flexible Canadian system, he could (and almost surely would) get a seat, in the House of Commons by creating a vacancy in some perfectly safe Liberal constituency (usually...

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