31 OCTOBER 1908, Page 3

The Liberal Party has once more triumphed in the Canadian

elections. In the last Parliament Sir Wilfrid Laurier had a majority of sixty-six; he has now one of fifty. The only province where he has lost heavily is British Columbia. There the Conservatives have gained four seats. It will be remembered that British Columbia was the scene of the anti- Japanese agitation, and that episode fully explains the local unpopularity of the Government. The Liberals have now been twelve years in office. The Conservatives before them were in office for twenty years. The "swing of the pendulum" is not a familiar phenomenon of political life in Canada.