CANADA: Still the Champion

Within an hour after the polls closed on election night last week, it was clear that Quebec's Premier Maurice Le Noblet Duplessis had made Canadian political history. He had won an unprecedented fifth term as premier of Canada's biggest province, and he had stretched his potential premiership to a record 20 years. Against the best-organized opposition he ever faced, Strongman Duplessis had come back more powerful than ever, with a greater share of the popular vote and a massive majority of 72 seats (an eight-seat gain) in the 93-seat legislature for his Union Nationale Party.

At the outset of the month-long...

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