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Author Name:    MacLAREN, Roy

Title:   Commissions High : Canada in London, 1870-1971. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 2006, ISBN:0773530363 

Seller ID:   116096

MacLAREN, Roy. Commissions High : Canada in London, 1870-1971. Montreal & Kingston, London, Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, (2006). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xi,(3),[3]-567,(5). 8vo (163 x 244 mm), black paper-covered boards, with silver lettering to spine. Roy MacLaren, PC (b. October 26,1934, Vancouver). "Commissions High is an account of the work of the Canad ian High Commission from its inception in 1870 until Britain's controversial entry into the European Common Market one hundred years later. Roy MacLaren, himself a high commissioner, offers an insider's perspective on Anglo-Canadian relations, including immigration, trade and finance, the South African War and two world wars, and such international organizations as the League of Nations, the Commonwealth, NATO, and the United States. that, until the defeat of Diefenbaker in 1963, there was tension between the forces of imperial (later Commonwealth) solidarity and those of localized nationalism. Commissions High explores how localized nationalism led Canadian politicians to resist British efforts to centralize imperial decision-making and shows how the weakening of Commonwealth and transatlantic bonds following World War II contributed to Britain's focus on Europe and to the increasing domination of Canada by the United States Preface; 1. Sir John Rose, 1869-1880; 2. Sir Alexander Galt, 1880-1883; 3. Sir Charles Tupper, 1883-1896; 4. Lord Strathcona, 1896-1914; 5. Sir George Perley, 1914-1922; 6. Peter Larkin, 1922-1930; 7. Howard Ferguson, 1930-1935; 8. Vincent Massey, 1935-1946; 9. Norman Robertson, 1946-1949; 10. Dana Wilgress, 1949-1952; 11. Norman Robertson, 1952-1957; 12. George Drew, 1957-1964; 13. Lionel Chevrier, 1964-1967; 14. Charles Ritchie, 1967-1971. with end-notes, bibliography, and index. Verg good in dustjacket, appears unread. 30.00


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