Canada: Making of a Prime Minister

Nothing so stirs a Canadian's dander as the outrageous suggestion that Canada is just a northern version of the U.S., with a somewhat chillier climate. In his five years in office, conservative Prime Minister John Diefenbaker has issued a steady call for what he calls the "Canadianization" of Canada—more Canadian control of such industries as petroleum (57% owned by U.S. investors), more of a Canadian flavor to the country's art, slang and dress, much of which gets its inspiration south of the border. But politics is something else again. As Canada's national...

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