CANADA: On a Grand Stage

In his first week as Canada's new Tory Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker moved on a grand stage. Only two days after he was sworn into office, Diefenbaker flew to London for the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference. He had an audience with the Queen, and dinner at Windsor Castle; he spent a weekend at Chequers, and got a request from Madame Tussaud's that he sit for a wax statue. Prime Minister Diefenbaker flashed a happy grin, confided to a friend: "I'm enjoying my new job."

Diefenbaker alighted from his Canadian Air Force transport at...

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