CANADA: The Pearson Case

"What has been heretofore the Norman case," said the Toronto Globe and Mail, "now becomes the Pearson case." Last week the political hurricane whipped up by the suicide of Ambassador Herbert Norman in Cairo buffeted Canada's External Affairs Chief Lester Pearson, who stood accused of cover-up and contradiction in public statements about Ambassador Norman's security position.

At issue was the Canadian government's responsibility and behavior when the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee revealed in 1951, and again last month, that Norman had associated with Communists as a 28-year-old student at Columbia University. Why, demanded the Montreal Gazette's Arthur Blakely. "did...

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