The Hemisphere: Goodbye, Uncle Louis

Ever since John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservatives bulldozed into power last June for the first time in 22 years, Canada's defeated Liberal Party has yearned nervously for new leadership. Liberal bigwigs were too fond of defeated Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, 75, to dethrone him abruptly. But others were less solicitous: the liberal Toronto Star hammered away with Louis-must-go editorials; the Ontario Young Liberals Association breathed fire against "our latter-day leaders." Last week, with the tacit approval of his political intimates, "Uncle Louis" announced that he would step down as Liberal chief, explained: "I no longer have the vigor and energy to...

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