CANADA: The Quantitative Theory

Canada's External Affairs Chief Lester Pearson, who had declared a fortnight ago that Canadian neutrality would be "unthinkable" if the U.S. were at war, was evidently thinking hard about it last week —and making a few qualifications. Pearson's afterthought came out in a foreign-policy debate in Parliament, when he was under attack by opposition CCF (Socialist) members for following the U.S. too closely, and by Tory and Social Credit critics who feel that Canadian support of the U.S. is not forthright enough.

One situation in which Canada might conceivably remain neutral, Pearson said, would be a fight by the U.S....

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