Canadian Politics and the Imperial Conference

Archive Report

The general election in Canada September 14 resulted in large gains for the Liberals at the expense of the Conservatives, but left them four seats short of an absolute majority in the Dominion Parliament. Mr. Arthur Meighen, Conservative Acting Premier, in view of his party's losses at the polls, has announced his intention of resigning in the immediate future. Lord Byng, the Governor-General will then call upon Ex-Premier Mackenzie King, the Liberal leader, to form an acting ministry pending the assembling of Parliament in November. As the Liberals will be without an absolute majority in Parliament, they must again depend for support upon some members of the Progressive party which holds the balance of power. The political situation which has twice induced Mackenzie King ...

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