CANADA: Election Prospects

Canada's election campaign raced toward voting day on June 10 with seemingly little doubt—according to pollsters —that Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent's Liberals would extend their 22-year reign. But the Tory opposition party, aroused by earnest Prairie Lawyer John Diefenbaker, threatened to walk off with a sizable chunk of the comfortable Liberal majority in the House of Commons.

Outside Quebec, the Liberals' solid South, the Prime Minister's party has slumped badly since the last election, in the latest Gallup poll held a lead of only 2.6% over the Tories. Yet by sweeping Quebec's...

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