Canada


418. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Canada. Secret. Drafted by Merchant. Approved in S on March 3. In the statement to the House of Commons on February 2 Diefenbaker expressed his hope of paying an unofficial visit to Washington before the Commonwealth Prime Ministers meeting in London in March. The idea was supported by the Department of State (Merchant memorandum to Rusk, February 3; Department of State, Central Files, 033.4211/2–361), and the meeting arranged for February 20. For another account of the conversation, see John G. Diefenbaker, One Canada, The Years of Achievement, 1957–1962, pp. 167–169 and 177–180. For text of the communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, see American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1961, pp. 442–443.


419. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/3–861. Confidential. Drafted by Merchant and approved in M on March 8. Merchant presented his credentials on March 15.


420. Telegram From Secretary of State Rusk to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 751J.00/5–1461. Secret. Repeated to Ottawa. According to another copy, this telegram was drafted by Rusk who was in Geneva to attend the conference on Laos. (Ibid., Rusk Files: Lot 72 D 193, Chron)


421. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1884. Top Secret; Eyes Only. Drafted by White and approved by the White House on May 23. The meeting was held in the Prime Minister’s office. See also Documents 422 425. Memoranda of conversation on Southeast Asia, China, the Common Market, civil defense, the Congo, Nasser, West New Guinea, space, the President’s meeting with Khrushchev, disarmament, and recruitment for a Cuban expeditionary force are in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1884. During his visit, May 16–18, the President addressed Parliament and together with the Prime Minister issued a joint communiqué. For text of the address to Parliament, see Department of State Bulletin, June 5, 1961, pp. 839–843; for text of the communiqué, see ibid., p. 843. For Diefenbaker’s account of the visit, see One Canada, The Years of Achievement, 1957–1962, pp. 169–171 and 182–184.


422. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF1884. Confidential, Drafted by White and approved by the White House on May 23. See Documents 421 and 423 425.


423. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1884. Secret. Drafted by White and approved by the White House on May 23. See also Documents 421, 422, 424, and 425.


424. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1884. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by White and approved by the White House on May 23. See also Documents 421 423 and 425.


425. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF1884. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted by White and approved by the White House on May 23. See also Documents 421 424.


426. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Canada

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/8–361. Secret; Priority; Verbatim Text. On July 30, Rusk had sent a memorandum to the President stating that Merchant recommended the reopening of negotiations with Canada on the language of an agreement to put nuclear weapons on Canadian soil. Attached to the memorandum was the draft of a slightly longer message to the Prime Minister. (Ibid., 700.5611/7–3061)


427. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 711.5611/11–2761. Secret; Limited Distribution.


428. Telegram From the Department of State to Embassy in Germany

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/1–1562. Confidential. Drafted and approved by Schaetzel and cleared with Burdett, E, and the Department of the Treasury. Also sent to Brussels, London, Luxembourg, and Paris, and repeated to Ottawa, Bern, Canberra, The Hague, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, and Wellington.


429. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 700.5611/2–2662. Secret.


430. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.5611/2–2762. Confidential; Priority.


431. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.5611/3–862. Secret; Limit Distribution; Priority.


432. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Canada. Secret; Limit Distribution. Drafted and initialed by Tyler.


433. Letter From the Ambassador to Canada (Merchant) to Acting Secretary of State Ball

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/5–562. Secret.


434. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Canada

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/5–862. Secret; Eyes Only; No Distribution. Drafted by Springsteen (U) and approved by Ball. The instruction in this telegram is a close paraphrase of a memorandum from Bundy to Ball, May 8. (Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Canada)


435. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/5–1362. Secret; Priority; Eyes Only; No Distribution.


436. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 911.7342/6–1862. Confidential; Priority. Repeated to Toronto and Montreal.


437. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 842.00/6–2862. Secret; Priority; Limit Distribution.


438. Letter From the Under Secretary of State (Ball) to Secretary of the Treasury Dillon

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/7–562. Official Use Only. Drafted by Ball. Copies were sent to Kaysen, E, and EUR.


439. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/7–1762. Confidential. Repeated to Vancouver.


441. Memorandum From Livingston T. Merchant to Secretary of State Rusk and the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/12–1062. Confidential; Limited Distribution.


442. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.42/12–1762. Secret; Limit Distribution.


443. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Tyler) to the Under Secretary of State (Ball)

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.5611/1–2963. Secret. Drafted by Armstrong; concurred in by Johnson, Kitchen, G/PM, P, and the Department of Defense; and initialed by Tyler.


444. Department of State Press Release No. 59

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 742.5611/1–3063. Also printed in American Foreign Policy: Current Documents, 1963, p. 369.


445. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, Def 12 Can. Secret; Niact. Repeated to Paris.


446. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy) to Secretary of State Rusk and Secretary of Defense McNamara

Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Canada. Secret. No drafting information appears on the source text. Copies were sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and to the Director of USIA.


447. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, Pol Can-US. Confidential; Limited Distribution.