CANADA: Once More with Feeling

At a shopping center near Toronto last week, a young girl burst through the security guard around Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 53, and planted a kiss on his cheek. Another woman on the fringe of the crowd gushed: "He still has the aura." It was hard to believe that Trudeaumania—as Canadians called their particular political fervor four years ago—was again sweeping the land. But at the weary end of a seven-week campaign leading up to next week's national election, it was evident that Canadians were still fascinated with their Prime Minister.

Whether they were sufficiently entranced to re-elect him...

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