Canada at War: THE DOMINION: The Last Session?

Canada's 19th Parliament reassembled at Ottawa this week for its fifth session, hankering to know the best kept secret in the Dominion: the date of the next general election. It was a secret because only one man knew it—Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Mr. King need not hold the election until 40 days after April 17, 1945, the date on which the legal life of this Parliament expires.* But since few administrations ever serve out their five-year term (Canadian tradition says that it means defeat), this meeting of the 19th Parliament...

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