CANADA: Solo in Seoul

Canada's globe-circling Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent, scheduled to return to Ottawa this week, paused in Seoul last week and held a press conference. Nodding his grey head, he said: "Some day we are going to have to be realistic . . . We are going to have to admit that the present government of China is the government the people want."

Next day, papers and politicians in his native Quebec told the Prime Minister the political score. Editorialized L'Action Catholique: "It will always be too soon to recognize Communist China." The Montreal Gazette pointed out that "Canada will not fall...

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