The Hemisphere: Dark Horse

In choosing the man to oppose Liberal Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent in next summer's national election, the opinion was gaining ground in Progressive Conservative ranks that the time had come to take a calculated risk with a fresh leader, unbruised and unwearied by the Tories' past defeats in five straight elections. Ideally, he would be a man widely known and respected across the country, an able administrator, a good speaker, gifted with the intellect and energy to guide Canada's destiny as Prime Minister or serve as a rousing leader of the opposition in Parliament. The man best qualified and...

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