CANADA: The $400 Million Question

Is Canada about to bow out as a full partner in manning NATO's European shield? Until a few months ago, any such notion was inconceivable. Yet in the letdown after Ottawa's cancellation of the all-Canadian Avro Arrow jet interceptor —which the government used as the occasion to write Canada off as a military air power (TIME, March 2)—some members of the Conservative government want to cut back Canada's contribution to NATO. Last week NATO's General Lauris Norstad spent 2¼ hours before Canada's Cabinet in worried entreaty for renewed support. But Tory Prime...

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