CANADA: Matters of Moment

The Rt. Hon. Louis Stephen St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada, paid his first state visit to Washington last week. Actually, despite his striped pants, stiff collar and courtly manners, he was just like an old friend dropping in for a chat. There was no state dinner: Good Neighbor St. Laurent was entertained at a stag luncheon in Blair House with 14 other guests—mostly top-drawer U.S. officials.

When he met the U.S. press, St. Laurent's eyes twinkled as he pointed to a parallel between himself and Harry Truman. "We both came into office without an election," he said, "and we...

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