CANADA: Dangerous Dream

For weeks, Canada's top foreign policymakers had let the impression get around that they were thinking of recognizing Communist China—if not now, then in. the near future. Three times during his recent world torr, Liberal Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent casually referred to the Red Chinese regime as "the government the people want." External Affairs Chief Lester Pearson, in speeches in Washington and Chicago, called for "a new look at the situation."

When a foreign-affairs debate opened in Parliament last week, Pearson and St. Laurent were in, a more cautious mood. Pearson, leading off with...

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