CANADA: No Election This Year

Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent interrupted his vacation last week to put in a few days at his Ottawa desk. To a newsman's familiar question, he gave a frank answer: the government has no plans to call an election this year. Most Ottawa politicos are now convinced that the government will go to the people next June. By then, the long-delayed Trans-Canada gas pipeline should be operating, thus eliminating one potentially damaging campaign issue, and if revenues continue high, the government may also be able to cut taxes just before election time.


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