CANADA: My Friend Trudeau

Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau has made it his policy to counter the "overpowering presence" of the U.S. by underscoring Ottawa's political independence, particularly in foreign affairs. Last year he cut Canada's NATO contingent in Europe in half and established diplomatic relations with Peking, and last May he signed a protocol in Moscow providing for annual consultation with the Soviet Union.

Last week he welcomed Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin to Canada. The visit was particularly well timed from Kosygin's point of view, since it coincided with a dramatic upsurge of Canadian...

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