Canada: POLITICS: Head Tory

In three brisk, businesslike days in convention Canada's Tories last week made two fateful decisions. They stood pat on their historic Conservative policies, ignoring the "Progressive" in the party's name. To head the party they picked a dynamic leader: George Alexander Drew, Ontario's Premier.

When the 1,268 delegates and a couple of thousand party workers swarmed into the bleak Coliseum in Ottawa's Lansdowne Park, the party had still to slough the ill-fitting skin worn during six years of John Bracken's bumbling leadership. In his farewell address, pedestrian John Bracken argued that to...

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