CANADA: Acadian Winner

The Liberal Party of Canada last week scored its second victory in a row in provincial elections—much to the dismay of federal Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and his ruling Progressive Conservatives. Five days after Liberals won the big French-speaking province of Quebec, Liberal Louis Joseph Robichaud led his party to victory over the eight-year-old Conservative regime in New Brunswick. Starting with just twelve seats in the old assembly (the Tories had 33), Robichaud's Liberals got 31 of the seats, 53% of the popular vote.

The decision surprised nearly everyone. In Ottawa, Liberal Chief...

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