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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!