Canada: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS: Invitation to Learning

Some sensitive souls insisted on thinking that the new U.S.-Canadian defense agreement (TIME, Feb. 24) was something it was not. Moscow's Izvestia said the agreement had "clearly aggressive characteristics." A Moscow radio commentator cried: "There are [U.S.] troops everywhere [in the Arctic], and in such places as ... Churchill they experiment with jet-propelled planes." Such sniping was not confined to Russia. Saskatchewan's socialist Agriculture Minister Isidore Nollet, U.S.-born and a U.S. veteran of World War I, complained that there were U.S. troops stationed at North Battleford, Sask., and that they should be told to go home.

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