Canadian General Election, 1930

Archive Report

Present Poltical Situation in Canada

Canada is in the throes of a spirited election campaign. On July 28 the voters of the Dominion will decide whether the Liberal government headed by Mackenzie King, or the Conservative party led by Richard B. Bennett, will direct the affairs of Canada at Ottawa during the next five years.

The 16th Canadian Parliament was dissolved on May 30 and writs were issued for a general election to be held on July 28. On June 9 Mr. Bennett, leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons, opened the campaign at Winnipeg on behalf of the Conservative party. It was opened on behalf of the Liberal party by Premier King at Brantford, Ontario, on June 16. During the last six weeks ...

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