Commissions High: Canada in London, 1870-1971
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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Vincent Massey 19351946
Norman Robertson 19461949
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