Canada: Halfway Housecleaning

In the face of racking scandal, few heads of government could have shown more outward aplomb than Prime Minister Lester Pearson. His Justice Minister Guy Favreau got a severe dressing down from Chief Justice Frédéric Dorion for having fumbled a notorious-bribery case involving four highly placed Liberals and a Montreal racketeer. For that, Favreau resigned (TIME, July 9), but Pearson loyally pronounced his continuing faith in his talented protégé. Last week Pearson named Favreau president of the Privy Council. The job might have been a sinecure, but Pearson tacked on a...

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