CANADA: Declaration of Independence

Canada's stand in the Middle East crisis, though widely admired abroad, came under bitter criticism at home last week. At an emergency session of Parliament, the strongly pro-British Tory Party hotly assailed the government for its refusal to back the British-French attack on Egypt and for siding with the U.S. in bringing about a ceasefire. Canada had acted as "a chore boy for the U.S.," charged the Tories, and had "encouraged our enemies and embarrassed our friends."

The bitterness of the Tory attack angered Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent who had,...

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