Canada: New Power from Quebec

For 16 years, the French-speaking province of Quebec was a quaint backwater off the Canadian mainstream, slow to develop but full of lively tales about the grafting ways of Provincial Premier Maurice Duplessis and his Union Nationale party. Soon after the mighty Duplessis died in 1959, the Liberals came to power under a new Premier, Jean Lesage, 48, pledged to clean up and modernize Quebec. Last week Lesage took himself and his reform program to the polls in a snap election. The results were decisive: Lesage's Liberals gained nine seats to win...

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