Canada: Crowded Hours

It had been nine months since a Canadian Minister of the Crown had visited Washington; last week, in 27 quickstepping hours, Finance Minister Douglas Abbott made up for the lapse. He was in town to sign the agreement (reached two months ago) for a $300 million Export-Import Bank loan to help tide the Dominion over its dollar shortage. He also had people to see.

At the Metropolitan Club, Abbott chatted with his good friend Lewis Douglas, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's and onetime Principal of McGill University (Douglas was helping to sell the European Recovery Program to Congress, and...

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