Whitney, Honourable John Hay
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Some remarks on the traumatic aftershock to the United States, following President Kennedy's assassination. Canada and the U.S. as joint inheritors, in the new world, of a common old world heritage--a sharing of the some goals, the same values. Speaking a common language in more than the dictionary sense. Problems which greatly affect Canada, for which the U.S. has a responsibility, for example, the Great Lakes. Working out the differences. The special relationship that Canada and the U.S. have enjoyed for so long as a rare one. Capital from the U.S. as a benefit to Canada. Nationalism that can become over-sensitivity. Ambassadors and publishers: their job to get the people to the truth and the truth to the people. Making a dent in that unreason which does still persist, and which does still divide man from man and nation from nation.