• Short Summary

    NATO SECRETARY-GENERAL DIRK STIKKER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO RESIGN THIS SUMMER. HE AND HIS?

  • Description

    NATO SECRETARY-GENERAL DIRK STIKKER HAS ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO RESIGN THIS SUMMER. HE AND HIS TWO PREDECESSORS HAVE ALL BEEN EUROPEANS, BUT NOW THERE'S SPECULATION THAT THE JOB MIGHT GO TO A NORTH AMERICAN.

    ONE NORTH AMERICAN WHO COULD WELL BE THE NEW NATO CHIEF IS MR. PAUL MARTIN, THE CANADIAN EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER. HE WAS ON HAND (AS SHOWN ON FILM) TO GREET MR. STIKKER WHEN HE ARRIVED IN OTTAWA LAST YEAR FOR THE NATO MINISTERIAL MEETING.

    THE KEY TO CANADIAN POLICY AT THAT TIME WAS WHETHER CANADA WOULD TURN TO MULTI-NATIONAL ON AN INTER-ALLIED NUCLEAR FORCE FOR THE ALLIANCE. MR. MARTIN WAS PARTICULARLY WELL QUALIFIED TO HOST THE TALKS AS HE IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SO-CALLED WISE MEN WHO DREW UP THE NATO FORMAT.

    IN PARLIAMENT, MR. MARTIN WAS A FORCEFUL SPEAKER IN BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH. HAVING HAD ONE OF THE LONGEST CAREERS IN CANADIAN PUBLIC LIFE, HE HAS REPRESENTED HIS COUNTRY AT MANY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, INCLUDING THE 1938 LEAGUE OF NATIONS ASSEMBLY AT GENEVA, TWO INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE AND MEETING OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

    ALTHOUGH MR. MARTIN SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME IN OTTAWA, HIS HOME IS IN WINDSOR, ONTARIO, WHERE HE IS A SURE WINNER IN ANY ELECTION. IN 1960, ABOUT 13-HUNDRED PEOPLE GATHERED TO HONOUR HIS SILVER ANNIVERSARY IN HIS OWN RIDING. THE GUESTS-OF-HONOUR INCLUDED EX-PREMIER LOUIS ST. LAURENT AND CURRENT PREMIER LESTER PEARSON.

    FOUR YEARS LATER, MR. MARTIN WAS BACK AT THE UNITED NATIONS AGAIN SPEAKING FOR CANADA. (CBC DOPE ENDS HERE, ALTHOUGH IT SAYS "MORE".)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2KKHVBWNY027B6CME0Q9GUUSQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2KKHVBWNY027B6CME0Q9GUUSQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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