Taking His Act on the Road

Reagan plays the good neighbor and gracious host

Twenty-two scarlet-uniformed Royal Canadian Mounted Police on matched chestnut horses flanked the motorcade. An exaltation of fighter jets swooped in low against a snow-flecked sky. Demonstrators on the gracious lawns of Ottawa's Parliament Hill waved signs protesting a variety of U.S. policies. With all the requisite pomp, pageantry and protest, Ronald Reagan began his first state visit, a trip to America's No. 1 trading partner. Standing before the Gothic tower of Parliament, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau welcomed him: "Our long relationship has been based...

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