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Commissions High

Canada in London, 1870-1971

by (author) Roy MacLaren

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2006
Great Britain
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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.

About the author

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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