Canada: French Leave

Canadians were disturbed enough when their traditional two parties fractured into four in 1962's general elections, and the two splinter parties gained enough strength to inaugurate a siege of minority government. Last week Ottawa got a fifth political party when one of the splinters splintered. Le Ralliement des Creditistes the new party was christened, and its founding father was Real Caouette, the firebrand Quebec Chrysler dealer who has been the leader of the French-Canadian branch of the prairie-based, funny-money Social Credit Party. In last April's national elections, Caouette and his fellow French-Canadians in Quebec won 20 of Social Credit's 24...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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