Canada: Chretien's Next Honeymoon May Get Cut Short

It's a running joke in Canada that Prime Minister Jean Chretien can speak neither of his country's official languages well. Election time is no exception. As he barnstorms around Canada just days before a June 2 national vote, Chretien routinely slaughters both French and English in his speeches. Nevertheless, the pugnacious French-Canadian is on his way to a solid victory. Polls predict that the ruling Liberal Party will win about 40% of the vote in the five-party race and a comfortable majority in the House of Commons.

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