Canada: QUEBEC: Tough

For the sixth time, bug-eyed Camillien Houde would be mayor of Montreal. There had been talk that a couple of unknowns would try to take his $10,000-a-year job away from him, but they decided to save the taxpayers' time and money. And so as filing time expired, Houde became last week the first Montreal mayor since 1898 to land the job without opposition.

It made Camillien feel good. While congratulatory wires and letters piled up on his desk, he lolled in his high-backed chair, chain-smoked, outlined his formula for political success. "I'm good-natured...

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