The Hemisphere: Around the World by Cable

For the first time since 1932, delegates from eleven Commonwealth lands gathered for a full-dress trade conference. Called to Montreal by Canada's trade-and-aid-minded Tory government, the delegates spent a turbulent first week sniping at one another's trade barriers. Then they got down to business and demonstrated that while free trade is easier said than done, much can be accomplished by the free, friendly flow of ideas.

Though Britain refused to go along with Canada's demand for full convertibility of the pound, it did promise to wipe out restrictions on dollar-area newsprint, salmon, farm machinery. Canada in turn refused New Zealand's plea to...

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