CANADA: Egypt, Argentina and Us

Canada's tradition of silent partnership with the U.S. was sharply ruptured in November 1949 when Lester B. Pearson, Canada's Minister for External Affairs, proclaimed that Canada is no American "camp follower." Since then, Pearson has hammered on the same theme. But the U.S. seemed not to hear; it kept right on assuming that good relations with Canada just came naturally. Last week, on the day that General MacArthur was fired, "Mike" Pearson straightened his bow tie, got up at a Toronto luncheon and fired his heaviest salvo. Said he: "The days of relatively easy and automatic political relations with our...

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