CANADA: Running Start

With a sense of pride and no little awe at the crunching majority they had voted Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's Progressive Conservative Party in the national elections fortnight ago (TIME, April 14), Canadians sat back last week to see what Diefenbaker would do with it.

He did not keep them waiting long. Even before he flew back from a brief holiday in Bermuda, the government's Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources was at work on a massive $250 million road-building program designed to open up the Far North, give substance to the Prime Minister's fervent, oft-voiced "vision of national...

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