Canada: POLITICS: Reply

The ambitious young CCF last week scotched talk that it would consider merging with the Liberals (TIME, Jan. 20).

On Ottawa's Metcalfe Street, the Socialists dedicated their new, $15,500, nine-room national headquarters, "Woodsworth House," named for James S. Woodsworth, who was the first president of the party. Then, to make sure that there was no mistaking the party's intention to be a permanent part of Canada's political landscape, CCF Leader M. J. Coldwell said: "I cannot say whether the Conservatives will be swallowed by reactionary Liberals, or vice versa. . . . [But] all talk of our party coalescing or...

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