Foreign Relations: Melting the Canadian Ice

Through the cavernous corridors of Ottawa's Government House last week padded Canada's Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker on his way to pay his welcoming respects to the bright young American couple who had just moved into the Royal Suite. Within minutes of crossing the threshold, the Prime Minister was plainly captivated by the U.S.'s Jack and Jackie Kennedy—and so, it seemed, was most of Canada.

The Kennedys paid their state visit to Canada not knowing quite what to expect. Many Canadians are resentful of their nation's economic and cultural dependence on the U.S., and Canada strongly opposed U.S. intervention in...

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