CANADA: Leadership Test

For the third time in its 14 years in power, Canada's Liberal government was about to go to the country in a general election. For the first time in 30 years it would be without the leadership of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Last November he had given up the Prime Ministry; last week, having announced that he would not stand for reelection, he ended 33 years as a Member of Parliament.

In the election, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, 67, the courtly onetime Quebec corporation lawyer, would head the Liberals. As a party...

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