Canada: Uncertain Welcome

Both Britians and Canadians and regarded the trip with apprehension. "The Queen must not come," warned the Toronto Telegram weeks ago. In London, the Times voiced its alarm that "an innocent life is at stake," while the tabloid Daily Mirror nervously raised "the spectre of a second Dallas." Prime Minister Mike Pearson accurately described such talk as extravagant and extreme. Yet this week Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who can normally expect a warm welcome almost anywhere in the world, begins an eight-day visit to Canada — and no one can be sure of her reception.

On her first visit as...

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