Canada At the Shamrock Summit

Reagan and Mulroney find hope for the start of "a new era"

It was clear from the start that the "Shamrock Summit" in Quebec City last week would be more show than substance: a piece of political theater staged not so much to solve international problems as to create an atmosphere conducive to seeking their solution. From the moment that President Reagan, sporting a bright green necktie in honor of St. Patrick's Day, stepped off Air Force One at Ancienne Lorette Airport to the final handshake that Reagan and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney exchanged on the gray stone battlements of the historic Citadel, the meeting was as carefully choreographed as a ballet....

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