• Short Summary

    The visit of Candian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to Paris and his cordial talks with French leaders, including President Giscard D'Estaing and Prime Minister Jacques Chirac, has helped dispell a seven-year coolness in Franco-Canadian relations.

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    The visit of Candian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau to Paris and his cordial talks with French leaders, including President Giscard D'Estaing and Prime Minister Jacques Chirac, has helped dispell a seven-year coolness in Franco-Canadian relations. This coolness arose in 1967 when the late President Charles De Gaulle shouted "Vive le quebec libre" (Long live free Quebec) in front of Montreal Town Hall. His out burst was then seen as an intervention in the controversy over French Canadian demands for separatism in French-speaking Quebec province.

    Prime Minister Trudean, on a two-day visit to France, arrived at Orly airport on Monday (21 October). He is the first Canadian Prime Minister to visit France in ten years and although his visit is not being marked with great pomp it is very important politically and economically
    On Monday the Canadian Prime Minister met President Valery Giscard
    D'Estaing, and discussed several international problems with Prime Minister Jaqques Chirac. He told the French Prime Minister that Canada wanted to find a counterweight to the massive presence of the United States in the Canadian economy and that France has an important part in Canadian hearts.

    In the evening he attended a banquet given in his honour by President Giscar D'Estaing in the Elysee Palace at ???ich the French President praised Ganadas achievements and said that Canada and France could become partners in meeting the world's challenges.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4KU65MQF8NJY3SP6C60XLODRY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4KU65MQF8NJY3SP6C60XLODRY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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