A Party Politician: The Memoirs of Chubby Power

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Title
A Party Politician: The Memoirs of Chubby Power
Abstract
The Sillery, Quebec, born Charles Gavan "Chubby" Power (1888-1968) represented Quebec South for the Liberal Party in the House of Commons from 1917 to 1955. He was appointed to the Senate in 1955 and served until 1968. Notwithstanding the book's title, Power resigned his Cabinet position as Minister of Defence for Air over Liberal Prime Minister Mackenzie King's decision in 1944 to send conscripts overseas. He sat as an "independent Liberal" for the remainder of the war, and was re-elected as an "independent Liberal" during the 1945 election. He subsequently rejoined the Liberal caucus and ran to succeed King in the 1948 Liberal leadership convention. He placed third.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Macmillan of Canada
Date
1966
Language
en
Citation
Power, Charles Gavin. A Party Politician: The Memoirs of Chubby Power. Toronto, ON: Macmillan of Canada, 1966.
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