CANADA: New Challenge for Trudeau

In Ottawa's stately federal Parliament building, a hush fell over the crowded public galleries last Wednesday night as the House of Commons prepared to vote. The issue: an opposition motion expressing no confidence in the minority Liberal government of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau because its proposed 1974 budget allegedly failed to deal effectively with Canada's roaring inflation. Minutes later, when House Speaker Lucien Lamoureux announced the tally—137 votes in favor of the motion to 123 against*— opposition M.P.s exploded in a roar of delight and littered the green-carpeted chamber with a blizzard of tossed papers. Next day Governor...

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