Foreign News: Right to Left in Canada

John Bracken, the shrewdest practical politician western Canada ever produced, was presented last week with leadership of Canada's Conservative Party. A free trader and Canadian Canadian (as distinguished from English Canadians, French Canadians, Scottish Canadians, etc.), Bracken took over on his own terms from the traditionally high-tariff, pro-Empire Tories. For good measure he forced them to change the party name from Conservative to Progressive-Conservative.

Entering politics from the presidency of the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1922, Bracken has remained continuously in office longer than any living man in a similar position in the British Empire. A vote getter and a wily operator...

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