Vladimir Putin

Sharp, The Honourable Mitchell W.

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An historical review of the years of involvement in Indo-China, back to the International Conference held in Geneva in 1954 when the International Commission for Supervision and Control was set up with Canada as a member. Early successes of the Commission not repeated. Reasons for Canada's stay in Vietnam leading up to hostilities. A review of current events regarding the situation in Vietnam over the last three months. Conditions for Canada's participation in a possible new Commission. A Canadian evaluation of the effectiveness of the Commission in terms of its specific tasks and as a stabilizing presence. Differences between the 1954 and 1973 agreement. The importance of the Commission to political settlement. Canadian approach to involvement both cautious and responsible.