CANADA: Election Call

Canadian voters, who have long anticipated a general election this spring, finally got a date. The Liberal government headed by Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent last week wound up its business in the House of Commons, dissolved Parliament, called an election for June 10.

The Liberals, the New York Yankees of Canadian politics, controlled 167 of the House of Commons' 265 seats at dissolution, rank as odds-on favorite to stretch their 21-year rule by another four-or five-year term. They are presiding over an economy throbbing with prosperity and boasting a $282 million budget surplus, their ninth...

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