With silver prices down and nickel prices up, May thinks it's a good time to move mining operations out to the Bass Lake property. To do so, the company will need to have their line of credit reinstated, which should only be a formality. For added insurance, May asks her old friend, Senator Carlisle Woodman who is now a board member with the Royal Dominion Bank, to use whatever influence he has to ensure the line of credit is approved. The senator is in town to help his son Maurice campaign, Maurice the Tory candidate running in the local federal by-election. Despite the senator's influence, Mr. Sainsbury still has the final say as District Manager, he who politely tells the senator to stay out of the business affairs of the bank. Against the wishes of Benjamin Kendrick, the local bank manager, Sainsbury declines the credit. Catching the senator in a white lie, May reevaluates her political friendships and her politics in total, especially when she speaks to the enthusiastic but ... Written by
Did You Know?
The character May Bailey holds a meeting in her home for the local political candidate representing the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). In reality, Tommy Douglas
, the father of actress Shirley Douglas
who plays May, was the founder and first leader of the CCF. See more
References Before Midnight