CANADA: Love on the Hustings

In Western Canada's oil capital, Calgary, a crowd of several hundred recently waved hostile placards at campaigning Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. "Get lost, Pierre!" hecklers shouted. "Go back where you came from!" Two years ago, when he was running for reelection, Trudeau might well have responded with an angry gesture. This time he held his celebrated temper in check and smiled down his tormentors. That emphasis on politesse over pique is a fair measure of how determined Trudeau is to win a decisive mandate at the polls next Monday.

Trudeau, 54,...

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