Canada: ALBERTA: Blue Skies

Another grandiose Social Credit idea turned out last week to be bankrupt. In Alberta's Supreme Court, Chief Justice Horace Harvey and his four colleagues ruled that Premier Ernest Charles Manning's sweeping "Bill of Rights" was unconstitutional. The court's reason: Alberta's brand of Social Credit would infringe on Dominion control of banking.

That was something many Albertans had muttered when the Bill of Rights was passed by the provincial legislature last spring (TIME, April 1). But the Social Credit government, which decided to have the court pass on the bill before it was put into effect, waved the rumblings aside: the people...

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