Canada at War: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Imperialism, New Style

Before the 100th anniversary meeting of Toronto's Board of Trade, lanky Lord Halifax touched off a political explosion that rocked all Canada.

Britain's Ambassador to Washington proposed a revolutionary change in the British Commonwealth of Nations: that the Dominions assume equal responsibility with Great Britain in the making of a common foreign policy.

Said he: "Not Great Britain only, but the British Commonwealth and Empire, must be the fourth power in that group upon which . . . the peace of the world will henceforth depend."

As South Africa's Jan Christiaan Smuts had...

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