Canada: Gift from Washington

All through Canada's eight-week election campaign, Conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker and Liberal Leader Lester Pearson were politicians in search of an issue. The crowds turned out in numbers, but the oratory sounded as if it were from a leftover LP record, and this time the campaigners were playing the dull side. In the final stage of the campaign, just when he seemed to be running out of things to say, John Diefenbaker decided that he had found his issue.

It came, an unexpected present, from Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in Washington....

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