CANADA: For the Future

Canada, first of the British Commonwealth nations to establish direct diplomatic representation abroad, last week became the first to be represented by four Ambassadors. Six weeks ago, the Dominion set a Commonwealth precedent by making Franklin Delano Roosevelt's friend, Minister Leighton McCarthy, the first Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Last week it upped the Canadian Ministers in the Soviet Union (Leolyn Dana Wilgress), Brazil (Jean Desy) and China (retired Major General Victor Wentworth Odium) to ambassador's rank.

There was shrewd diplomatic purpose in the changes. Canada, underlining her sovereign status in the Commonwealth, was also assuming a more active role in...

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