Canada: THE DOMINION: Line of Succession

The dining room of Winnipeg's Fort Garry Hotel was jampacked with eager, attentive Liberals. From all over the province they had come to see and hear Louis Stephen St. Laurent, External Affairs Minister and the man most likely to be Canada's next Prime Minister. As the heir presumptive, he was out to sell himself to the prairies.

Only 48 hours earlier, William Lyon Mackenzie King had stood before the National Liberal Federation in Ottawa and announced his long-awaited retirement (TIME, March 31). Party leader since 1919, and Prime Minister for two decades, Mackenzie King told his audience...

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