The third C.C.F. term in office
Politically, what happened to you in the year of the 1952 election?
This was a very crucial election for us because we had a setback in the number of seats in 1948, and also in the federal election of 1949, when the number of seats we held were cut from eighteen to five. The year 1952 would tell whether we were a flash in the pan and on our way out, or whether we were here to stay.
It wasn't a hard fought election. I think by this time the organized attempt to portray the government as Communists or subversives and the old cries of "Tucker or Tyranny" were ineffective. We won that election quite easily, and increased our representation in the House from thirty-one members to forty-two.