CANADA: Clear Voice

Of the Western Hemisphere's statesmen, Canada's Louis St. Laurent was one of the first to speak out for a North Atlantic Treaty. Last week, as the pact was about to be signed in Washington (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), Prime Minister St. Laurent faced the ever-present problem of the democratic leader: would his own Parliament buy the plan which he had helped sell to others?

The Prime Minister had reason to worry. For 43 days, he and Progressive Conservative Leader George Drew had been wrestling over every issue. Tories and Liberals, with an eye to this year's election, had been swinging at...

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