Canada Changes Course

After a smashing victory, Mulroney's Tories get set to move a nation

The favorable opinion polls, the encouraging reports from the provinces, the heavy turnout−all signs pointed to an election victory for Brian Mulroney. Thus the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party was not especially surprised when, at 7:37 p.m., an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. crisply declared that Mulroney would be the country's next Prime Minister. But within 15 minutes, Mulroney and many of his 25 million fellow Canadians began to realize that something extraordinary was happening. By night's end the...

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