CANADA: The Tip-Off

For the first time since the dying days of World War I, Canada's Parliament met in secret session. For six hours and 20 minutes it discussed the biggest problem in Canadian life: Is Canada still tied to Mother Britain's empire strings, or is Canada a grown-up brother of the U.S.? The immediate issue was whether to use Canada's 130,000 volunteer troops, trained and anxious for action, to guard against a German invasion of Britain or a Japanese invasion of North America.

Defense regulations allowed only a printed statement: that the secret session was "devoted to the question of the defense...

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