Canada: Rise of the Separatists

"Dastardly!" cried Opposition Leader John Diefenbaker in Ottawa's House of Commons. He had just learned that a band of armed men had invaded a Quebec armory and made off with a truckload of Canadian army weapons. It was the third such raid in less than a month, and Diefenbaker asked what was being done to "protect our armed forces." Another Opposition speaker sarcastically demanded assurances that the RCAF's new Bomarc missiles would not be stolen as well. Embarrassed officials of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson's government could only reply that security measures were being tightened at armories all over Quebec....

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