Canada: Another Election

We love you, Lester— Oh yes, we do. When you're not near us, We feel so blue.

The numbing campaign ditties echoed and re-echoed across the countryside last week as 10 million voters prepared for yet another trip to the polls. Canada's general election next week will be its fifth in eight years, the fourth straight in which Liberal Prime Minister Lester Pearson, 68, has gone up against Conservative Leader John Diefenbaker, 70 (score: Pearson 1, Dief 2). For many Canadians that old act is getting to be a drag.

Pearson called...

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