CANADA: One Year Later

Slouching angularly at his front-row desk in the House of Commons, Conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker deftly handled some fast-breaking problems of state. With a quick parliamentary shuffle he bottled up a CCF (socialist) demand for Canadian recognition of Red China, thus earning Washington's warm approval. He coolly denied strife-torn Newfoundland (TIME, March 23) the lavish federal aid that the province wants (leading Liberal Premier Joseph Smallwood to cry "betrayal'' and drape provincial buildings in crape). Then, as the House droned toward Easter recess, weary John Diefenbaker caught a Saskatchewan-bound jet...

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