CANADA: Gunning for Trudeau

Ever since his unexpected battering at the polls 16 months ago, Canada's flamboyant Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau has been living on a political razor's edge. Forced to form a minority government after the 1972 vote that wiped out his Liberal Party's majority, leaving the Liberals with 109 of Parliament's 263 seats, Trudeau, 54, was expected by many pundits to be out of office within half a year. But the Conservatives were unable to exploit the strength of their 107 seats because of internal disputes over party leadership, and Trudeau has managed...

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