Canada at War: Good Night -- Forever

"Good Night—Forever"

In 1936, when he retired from McGill University's faculty, Stephen Leacock tentatively thought of returning to his native England, then decided to stay in Canada. Said he: "Fetch me my carpet slippers ... I'll rock it out to sleep right here." Last week, at 74, he died in a Toronto hospital, after an operation for throat cancer. Mourning was not confined to McGill, nor to Canada.

Stephen Butler Leacock had several distinctions : he was one of the very few contemporary Canadians well-known outside of Canada; he was an economist who...

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