Canada: Four-Way Split

Less than a year after one national election, Canadians are deep in another, involving the same national leaders, the same issues and slogans, and the melancholy prospect that the results on April 8 will be as inconclusive as the last time.

For although Prime Minister John Diefenbaker is given less chance to squeak through again, there seems to be no national consensus, or leadership, capable of effectively uniting the western farmers, Ontario factory workers, underemployed Nova Scotia coal miners, or Quebec's restless French Canadians, who seem more and more anxious to move into...

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