CANADA: The Mayor of Montreal

Three years ago Montreal's ex-Mayor Camillien Houde, who had just retired after running the city with all the uproar, fun and profit of a bingo game, was asked by a local matron what he thought of the new mayor, a prim, plain lawyer named Jean Drapeau. Replied Houde: "He is a little man, madame, a little man." But last week, with a new election three weeks off, Politician Houde had changed his mind. Just as a boom got rolling to return him as mayor of Canada's biggest city (and the second largest French-speaking city in the world), Houde suddenly ("My...

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