CANADA: Upset in Quebec

The French-speaking third of Canada that is Roman Catholic Quebec (pop. 5,000,000) last week voted an end to a long era of highhanded political dominance. Out after 16 years was the Union Nationals, the ultranationalist coalition party founded by a stony-willed Maurice Duplessis and dominated by him until his death last September. In came the revitalized Liberals of new Premier Jean Lesage, 48, a longtime (1945-58) member of the federal Parliament in Ottawa, who has never even sat in the provincial assembly he is now to control. In an upset victory, the...

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