CANADA: New Leader in Quebec

When Quebec's Strongman Maurice Duplessis died last September, he left to his lieutenants as a legacy the most powerful political machine Canada has ever known. His Union Nationale passed first to longtime heir apparent, Paul Sauve.

Last week—after Sauve was cut down by a heart attack at 52—the Union Nationale went up for grabs among Duplessis' old lieutenants. By the time cigar smoke cleared, the party had weathered a Tammany brawl for the succession, and the big French Catholic Quebec province (pop. 5,000,000) had a new premier: Joseph Marie Antonio Barrette, 60, a Duplessis colleague for 23 years and Quebec's...

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