Canada: QUEBEC: Kick in the Pants

In the first real test of federal political sentiment since the Dominion elections of June 1945, the Liberal Party got a hard kick in the pants.

123 out of 243. The boot came from the constituency of Pontiac, a huge district in the mining area of western Quebec. Only once in 30 years (in 1930) had Pontiac ever voted anything but Liberal. But last week, in a by-election to fill a vacancy caused by M.P. Wallace Reginald McDonald's death, Pontiac turned the Liberals out. The winner was a Social Creditor, Real Caouette, 29 (pronounced...

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