CANADA: East Meets West


One of the chief advantages of Canada's membership in the British Commonwealth is the opportunity it affords for close contact and frank talk with India and other distant Commonwealth nations. That advantage was pointed up clearly last week when another Commonwealth conference opened in London. From the outset, Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and External Affairs Chief Lester Pearson strove to explain Canada's−and North America's−diplomatic viewpoints to India's Prime Minister Nehru and other neutralist Asians.

The Canadians' talks with Nehru began the day before the conference opened, when the Indian leader lunched at Canada...

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