Canada: Man on the Spot

Canada's celebrated "Munsinger Affair" is more than just a national security flap. It represents a bitter personal contest—possibly to the political death—between Liberal Prime Minister Lester ("Mike") Pearson, 69, and former Tory Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, 70. If Pearson proves his point that Diefenbaker's onetime Associate Defense Minister jeopardized national security in his relationship with 36-year-old German Playgirl Gerda Munsinger, then Diefenbaker could find himself on the way out as opposition leader. If Pearson does not make his case, he might be the one to go. Last week, after five days...

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