CANADA: Prepared Positions

After six days of debate, in which the Tory opposition hammered hard at the government's seemingly soft policy toward Communist China (TIME, April 5), External Affairs Chief Lester ("Mike") Pearson last week gave a careful summary of Canada's current foreign policy. Pearson, the main target of the opposition attacks, executed a neat withdrawal to prepared positions, going out of his way to assure Parliament that Canada would make no deal at the Geneva Conference to grant recognition to Red China.

"We are not carrying an umbrella to Geneva," said Pearson. "We will not act in any way which would betray national...

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