CANADA: The New Viceroy

This week Canada installs in office a new Governor General George Philias Vanier. 71, the first French Canadian to serve as head of state in the U.S.'s next-door good neighbor.

Almost no one could be more suitable for the mostly ceremonial position than Vanier, a courtly, erect soldier-diplomat full of years and his country's honors. Major General Vanier's family emigrated to New France from Normandy 300 years ago. Tall, mustached, old-worldly, he walks with a black walnut cane, a reminder of the leg he lost (and the D.S.O. he won) as a major...

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