Commissions High: Canada in London, 1870-1971

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2006 - History - 580 pages
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MacLaren, a former diplomat posted to London, offers an insider's perspective on immigration, Canada's trade and finance, the coronation of George VI, the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, and NATO. For many years the position of high commissioner was so important that the incumbent had to be a minister in the Canadian government. MacLaren argues that, despite today's shift in Anglo-Canadian relations, a political appointee can be more effective in the role.
 

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Contents

Preface
Sir John Rose 18691880
Sir Alexander Galt 18801883
Sir Charles Tupper 18831896
Lord Strathcona 18961914
Sir George Perley 19141922
Peter Larkin 19221930
Howard Ferguson 19301935
Dana Wilgress 19491952
Norman Robertson 19521957
George Drew 19571964
Lionel Chevrier 19641967
Charles Ritchie 19671971
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Vincent Massey 19351946
Norman Robertson 19461949

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Roy MacLaren was high commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from 1996 to 2000. He spent twelve years in the Canadian Foreign Service and served as parliamentary secretary for Energy, Mines, and Resources, minister of State (finance), minister of National Revenue, and minister of International Trade. His six previous books include Commissions High: Canada in London, 1870-1971.

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