CANADA: The Election That Nobody Won

CANADA'S Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, flashed across the political firmament four years ago as the most magnetic leader since John F. Kennedy. He was cool, intellectual, aloof and telegenic—and, said his critics, arrogant. Last week it was a considerably humbled Trudeau who appeared at a nationally televised press conference. In a direct and stinging rebuke, Canadian voters had stripped his Liberal government of its majority in the 264-seat House of Commons and, as Trudeau put it, "conveyed to me and my colleagues that there have been failures." Now he announced his...

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