Canada: New Leader for the Liberals

A Toronto lawyer is chosen to succeed Trudeau

With all the hoopla of a midwestern provincial fair, Canada's ruling Liberal Party held a convention in Ottawa last week to choose a successor to Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who has led the country for 15 of the past 16 years. Seven candidates tried to woo the party's 3,500 delegates with barbecued ribs and chicken, corned-beef sandwiches, chips and plenty of suds, rock bands and sightseeing boats. But in the end, after three days of speeches and revelry, the delegates Saturday evening elected on the second...

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