Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Eyes North

Three news items last week underlined the growing Canadian-American military interest in the Arctic.

Defense Minister Douglas Abbott announced that Churchill, Manitoba had been chosen as an experimental station to test and develop military equipment. The Canadian press said that the recommendation had been made by the Joint U.S.Canada Permanent Defense Board, that eventually 5,000 Canadians and 5,000 U.S. troops may be stationed at Churchill. Washington denied that U.S. troops would be sent there, said only military observers would go to Churchill.

The R.C.A.F. announced that a survey party, flying low over the vast, frigid Foxe Basin in the Arctic Ocean, had...

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