Canada: New Star

The Liberals have found a new hero. His name is Douglas Charles Abbott, Minister of Finance. In his maiden budget speech last week, Abbott endeared the party to more than, 2,000,000 income-tax payers with a cut averaging 29%. At the same time he jumped into favorite's place in winter-book betting as a successor to William Lyon Mackenzie King.

The stage was well set for Abbott's first starring role. Hundreds had ridden or tramped through three inches of unseasonable snow to pack the House galleries. The only empty space was in the diplomatic gallery, where...

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