Canada: THE PRIME MINISTRY: Family Party

Home in Quebec City for the holidays, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, 66, effortlessly shucked his public position for the private role he likes best. In the comfortable, 17-room yellow brick house he built on aristocratic Grande Aliée in 1912, he seemed like any other head of a family. His two sons, three daughters and 13 grandchildren were around him. There were large family dinners in the big, homey dining room; Madame St. Laurent took over in the kitchen, got to work with her favorite French Canadian recipes.

Every evening Grand-Père St....

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