Canada: Divide & Conquer

The Liberal Government easily won its first test of strength in 1947. Last week, after 14 days of leaden debate on the policy-setting Speech from the Throne (TIME, Feb. 10), the House voted on a Progressive-Conservative motion of no confidence in the Government. The Government won, 134 to 84.

As they had in the past when the chips were down, the Liberals found enough squabbling among the Opposition to boost their slim majority of seats. This time the Social Crediters did an about-face and voted with the Government.

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