CANADA: Heir to Le Chef

Quebec Strongman Maurice Duplessis lay buried less than a week, but already the government of French Canada was taking on the easier, more tolerant attitude of Premier Paul Sauvé, 52, the longtime Duplessis lieutenant who was hand-picked by Le Chef to succeed. COMPLETELY NEW CLIMATE IN QUEBEC, headlined Montreal's Duplessis-hating Le Devoir.

Sauvé was first elected to the Quebec legislature in 1930, taking a seat his father had held since 1907. In the 1944 election he piled up a record majority from 3,000 miles away in Normandy—where he was a lieutenant colonel in Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal. He made his...

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