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I have a long memory for Canadian elections, and as I was watching the results come in on October 14, it was the election of 1965 that kept coming into my mind. Like Stephen Harper, Lester Pearson presided over a minority government, and like Harper he called a snap election to try to gain a majority. Again like Harper, he failed.

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