PAUL JOSEPH JAMES MARTIN - CANADA

Created: 1/1/1964

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Secretary of State for External Affairs In the Literal Cabinet formed by Prime Minister Lester Pearson onnd foreign affairs critic for the Liberal opposition73 during the Progressive-Conservative (PC) administration, Paul Martin

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trong and influential member of the Literal ParSy,nly to Prime Minister Pearson, by whom he was,defeated for the party leadership Like Pearson, Martin favors closer involvement for Canada In the heniapheric scene and feels that Canada should join the Organizationmerican States (OAS). He desires to strengthen Canada's influencemiddle" power via quiet, effectivend has even indicated bis Belief that Canada night beosition to act ae an "honoet broker" in any disagreement betveen the US anc France.

Regarding KATO, he attacked the view that Canada's commitment to that alliance has lessened her influence vlth the neutral nations and apparently agrees vlth Prime Minister Pearson that NATO, while It haa definite faults', is and EUBtornerstone of tile', foreign policy of the Canadian Government as long as the threat to world peace exists.

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a representative of his country he signed the agreement between the United States and Canada providing for the storage of nuclear weapons for Canadian forces in Europe and in Canada. He feels, however, that the Liberals were only finishing what the Conservatives had started in this regard and still maintains that "this Government is fully committed to the goal of ending all nuclear Looking at UK affairs, Martin favors long-term financing of the United nations and will probably continue to back UH peace-keeping operations despite his distress at the handling of the Yemen situation. Concerning UK recognition and admission of Red Chine, he believes that while auch action would not be appropriate at this time, the West should increase contacts with the Communist Chinese, soften the Ccaaunlst government's isolation from, and ignorance of, tho rest of the world, and prepare for eventual recognition.

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