Canada: Downright Friendly

Although it was Ottawa's turn to play host to the U.S.-Canadian Cabinet-level trade and economic meeting, Canadian Finance Minister Donald Fleming and his delegation journeyed to Washington last week as a concession to the Kennedy Administration's busy schedule. Canada's thoughtful gesture, as it turned out, was just right. The visitors found President Kennedy and his New Frontiersmen eager to demonstrate that if Republicans could be receptive, Democrats could be downright friendly.

Flowers & Baseballs. Opening proceedings. Secretary of State Dean Rusk droned through a few sentences of a prepared welcoming statement, then discarded it and began some amiable ad-libbing.

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