Canada: The Morning After

As Britain's Queen Elizabeth II flew homeward across the Atlantic last week, rumors blazed through Canada that she would never return. London quickly and flatly denied such talk. "She is Queen in Canada and of Canada," said one official, "and she will share her country's trials and tribulations as well as its joys."

Yet there was no blinking the fact that the Queen's visit had been, as London's Daily Mirror put it, "a wholly wretched mission." Liberal Prime Minister Lester Pearson had hoped that her presence would somehow draw French and English Canadians closer together. While her welcome was warm...

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