The Hemisphere: The Church Said No

The Canadian Senate has no fewer than 20 vacancies for its lifetime, $10,000-a-year jobs. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent was expected to appoint new Senators for the reopening of Parliament last month. But for a reason never made public, the vacant seats were not filled. Last week the secret leaked out: one of St. Laurent's proposed appointments was blocked by the Roman Catholic Church, and he postponed, at least temporarily, his plan for Senate reform.

Ten Non-Politicians. St. Laurent had intended to name Father Georges-Henri Lévesque, 51, brilliant dean of the social-science faculty...

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