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The Federal Elections of 1957 and 1958

Major Campaign Speech

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1957 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign | Progressive Conservative Party – National Policy

Description:Campaign speech number 1 is a long version of Diefenbaker’s campaign platform for the 1957 election, where he outlines his vision for “One Canada.”

Date Created: 1957

Identifier:MG01/XXI/589 Volume 17 (SCAN 0001 – 0014)

“A Date with Diefenbaker”

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1957 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign

Description:Campaign poster announcing official opening of national campaign for election to be held on 10 June 1957.

Date Created: 25 April 1957

Identifier:MG01/IV/304 – 1957 Volume 4 (02548)

“A New National Policy”

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1957 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign | Progressive Conservative Party – National Policy

Description:Campaign booklet includes highlights of PC campaign and direct quotes from Diefenbaker’s speeches.

Date Created: 1957

Identifier:MG01/IV/304 – 1957 Volume 4 (02611 – 02621)

“It’s Time for a Diefenbaker Government”

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1957 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign

Description:Campaign flier criticizing Liberal Party’s closure of Parliament to pass “Pipeline Bill” without debate.

Date Created: 1957

Identifier:MG01/IV/304 – 1957 Volume 4 (02531 – 02532)

"12 Good Reasons to Vote Conservative"

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1957 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign

Description:Campaign advertisement outlines successes of Diefenbaker's government since the 1957 electoral victory.

Date Created: 1958

Identifier:MG01/VII/B/21 Volume 268 (167391)

Opening Campaign Speech

Creator:John G. Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1958 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign | Progressive Conservative Party – National Policy

Description:Diefenbaker's speech officially opening the 1958 campaign, given in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Date Created: 12 February 1958

Identifier:MG01/XXI/950 Volume 19

"The Great Canadian"

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1958 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign |

Description:Campaign poster for John Diefenbaker

Date Created: 1958

Identifier:MG01/VII/B/21 Volume 268 (167376)

"Talking Points for Progressive Conservative Speakers and Workers"

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Elections | National Election – 1958 | Progressive Conservative Party – Campaign | Progressive Conservative Party – National Policy

Description:Outlines policy initiatives for the 1958 election, including Northern Development.

Date Created: 1958

Identifier:MG01/VII/B/21 Volume 268 (167403 – 167436)


The Crown and Canada

Memo from R.B. Bryce to John Diefenbaker

Creator:R.B. Bryce

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Trade with Britain

Description:Addresses difficulties which may arise from Diefenbaker’s desire to divert 15 % of Canadian export trade to the UK.

Date Created: 12 August 1957

Identifier:MG01/XII/A/731 Volume 28 (019302)

Departing words to the Queen from Diefenbaker

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Head of Government

Description:Press release noting that Queen’s visit has strengthened Canadian pride.

Date Created: 16 October 1957

Identifier:MG01/XXII/59 Volume 1

Draft of Queen’s Televised Address

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Speech from the Throne

Description:Notes for nationally televised broadcast to be given by the Queen.

Date Created: 7 September 1957

Identifier:MG01/XII/A/715 Volume 28 (019082 – 019085)

Press release announcing Queen to open Parliament

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Parliament

Description:Queen to open First Session of 23rd Parliament on 14 October 1957.

Date Created: 9 July 1957

Identifier:MG01/XXII/4 Volume 1

Press release announcing new trade mission

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Trade with Britain

Description:Discussions have led to a trade mission to UK to begin 22 November 1957

Date Created: 17 October 1957

Identifier:MG01/XXII/60 Volume 1

Letter from Georges P. Vanier to John G. Diefenbaker

Creator:Georges P. Vanier

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Head of Government

Description:The Government of Canada awaits official announcement that the Queen would make a royal visit to Canada.

Date Created: 15 July 1959

Identifier:MG01/VI/311.3 Vanier Volume 110 (094448 – 094449)

Newspaper clipping

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Head of Government

Description:Governor General Georges Vanier’s appointment is hailed as a victory for French Canada.

Date Created: No date given.

Identifier:MG01/VI/311.2 Volume 110 (094376)

Swearing in of Georges P. Vanier as Governor General

Creator:Government of Canada

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Head of Government

Description:Document describes the swearing in of the first French Canadian Governor General.

Date Created: 15 September 1959

Identifier:MG01/VI/311.2 Volume 110 (094344 - 094345)

Telegraph from Georges Vanier to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Georges P. Vanier

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Head of Government

Description:The Governor General describes his audience with the Queen.

Date Created: 4 August 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/311.2 Volume 110 (094282)


The Canadian Bill of Rights

186000-8 Re: Bill of Rights – Amendment to Constitution

Creator:Department of Justice

Subject:Canada – Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights | Canada – Amendment to Constitution

Description:Describes the merit and means of accomplishing the entrenchment of the Bill of Rights through a constitutional amendment

Date Created: 2 November 1959

Identifier:MG01/XIV/E/41 Volume 12

Supplementary and Consolidated Suggestions Concerning the Proposed Bill of Rights

Creator:Victor LaRochelle

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights

Description:Victor LaRochelle sends a list of suggestions concerning the basic principles of a proposed Bill of Rights to Diefenbaker

Date Created: 12 August 1958

Identifier:MG01/VI/413.1 Volume 365 (285025 – 285027)

Confidential copy of Bill C - An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Creator:Queen’s Printer

Subject:Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights

Description:Copy of the first iteration of a proposed Canadian Bill of Rights, for first reading, House of Commons

Date Created: 28 May 1958

Identifier:MG01/VI/413.1 Volume 365 (285069 – 285075)

The Bill of Rights of Wrong

Creator:Guy Kroft, The Manitoban

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights

Description:Outlines the author’s contention that the proposed Bill of Rights would be ineffective

Date Created: 28 September 1958

Identifier:MG01/VI/413.1 Volume 365 (285298)

Letter from T.C. Douglas to John Diefenbaker

Creator:T.C. Douglas

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights | Canada – Amendment to Constitution | Saskatchewan – Premier

Description:T.C. Douglas, Premier of Saskatchewan, outlines his support for John Diefenbaker’s efforts to enact a federal declaration of Canadian civil rights; he also includes a proposed amendment to the British North America Act to protect Canadians’ fundamental rights and freedoms

Date Created: 19 January 1959

Identifier:MG01/XIV/E/41 Volume 12

The PM’s Bill of Rights Freedom’s Advocate

Creator:Robert Moon, Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights

Description:Outlines the history of John Diefenbaker’s stance on human rights and notes that the proposed Bill of Rights legislation is a modified version of Diefenbaker’s human rights goals

Date Created: 24 May 1958

Identifier:MG01/VI/413.1 Volume 365 (285089 – 285090)

Letter from Davie Fulton to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Davie Fulton

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights | Canada – Amendment to Constitution | Canada – Minister of Justice

Description:Davie Fulton, Minister of Justice, outlines proposed changes to the bill of rights legislation based on feedback received from various sources

Date Created: 11 May 1959

Identifier:MG01/XIV/E/41 Volume 12

Orders-in-Council Threaten Your Citizenship

Creator:Vancouver Consultative Council

Subject:Canada – Government | Canada – Orders-in-Council | Canada – Japanese-Canadians

Description:Examines and decries the Government of Canada’s use of Orders-in-Council and attempted use of legislative initiatives to deport Japanese Canadians and strip them of their citizenship

Date Created: 1945

Identifier:MG01/III/719 Volume 59 (047074-A – 047074-D)

Our Bill of Rights

Creator:Financial Post

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights

Description:Editorial which declares only a constitutional amendment could fully and legally establish Canadian civil rights, and that there is unlikely to be the unanimous provincial support required for such an amendment

Date Created: no date

Identifier:MG01/VI/413.1 Volume 365 (285059)

Provincial Bill of Rights Statutes – Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Creator:Compiled by The Social and Economic Research Committee, Canadian Jewish Congress

Subject:Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Provincial Statutes

Description:Analyses of human rights legislation of the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Date Created: no date

Identifier:MG01/III/29.1 Volume 2 (001162 – 001164)

Letter from Byrne Hope Sanders to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Byrne Hope Sanders

Subject:Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Parliamentarians |Canada – Opinion Polling

Description:Byrne Hope Sanders, Co-Director, Canadian Institute of Public Opinion, writes to Diefenbaker regarding the institute’s first of three news releases on its recent polling on civil liberties, which he includes

Date Created: 29 January 1957

Identifier:MG01/IV/413.1 Volume 22 (15379 – 15381)

Should Canada have a Bill of Rights?

Creator:Peterborough Examiner

Subject:Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Bill of Rights | United States – Human Rights | Britain – Human Rights

Description:A selection of Peterborough-area citizens provide their views on whether Canada should have a Bill of Rights

Date Created: 17 May 1958

Identifier:MG01/VI/413.1 Volume 365 (285101 – 285102)

What About the Japanese Canadians?

Creator:Howard Norman and The Consultative Council

Subject:Canada – Government | Canada – Human Rights | Canada – Japanese Canadians

Description:Criticizes various untruths used to justify mistreatment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War; itemizes government actions taken against Japanese Canadians

Date Created: 1 May 1945

Identifier:MG01/XIII/163 Volume 20


Enfranchisement of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples

Letter from George A. Cree to John Diefenbaker

Creator:George A. Cree

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Treaty

Description:Questions regarding impact of changes to the Elections Act on First Nations Treaty rights.

Date Created: 20 January 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345140)

Letter from George F. Davidson to John Diefenbaker

Creator:George F. Davidson

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Blood Indian Reserve

Description:Outlines result of plebiscites held on a Blood Indian Reserve regarding Aboriginal views on voting rights.

Date Created: 29 April 1961

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345095)

Letter from John G. Diefenbaker to Mrs. Hurley

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Treaty

Description:Mr. Diefenbaker assures that voting rights will not alter any other First Nations rights.

Date Created: 30 May 1962

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345071)

Letter to Fred de la Ronde from John Diefenbaker

Creator:John G. Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – First Nations | British Columbia – First Nations

Description:Congratulating work done with First Nations groups in British Columbia.

Date Created: 17 June 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345096 - 345097)

Letter from John Diefenbaker to Percy A. Paull

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Treaty

Description:Diefenbaker reiterates that Treaty and First Nations rights will not be diminished by amendments to the Elections Act.

Date Created: 9 March 1962

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345078 – 345079)

Memo from Ellen Fairclough to John G. Diefenbaker

Creator:Ellen Fairclough

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Treaty

Description:Statements made in House of Commons on 11 April 1962 regarding changes to Elections Act not affecting Treaty rights.

Date Created: 18 May 1962

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345070)

Memo to Mr. H.B.M. Best from H.M. Jones

Creator:H.M. Jones

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement

Description:Draft statement to address concerns of First Nations groups regarding amendments to the Election Act.

Date Created: 13 June 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345099 – 345100)

Memo to Ian Drost from J.A. Macaulay

Creator:J.A. Macaulay

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement

Description:Discusses strong suspicions harboured by First Nations communities regarding amendments to Section 14 of the Canada Elections Act.

Date Created: 30 May 1962

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345065 – 345069)

Special edition of “The Native Voice”

Creator:Native Brotherhood of British Columbia

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | British Columbia – First Nations

Description:Outlines benefits of granting full citizenship rights to all First Nations people.

Date Created: no date

Identifier:MG01/VII/F/101 Volume 293 (186959 – 186986)

Letter to John Diefenbaker from Percy A. Paull

Creator:Percy A. Paull

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Treaty | British Columbia – First Nations

Description:Voicing concerns of First Nations people from British Columbia, where no Treaty rights exist.

Date Created: 24 February 1962

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345080 - 345081)

Letter from John Sacobie to John Diefenbaker

Creator:John Sacobie

Subject:Canada – First Nations | Canada – Elections Act | First Nations – Enfranchisement | First Nations – Band Number 26

Description:Band is not in favour of any changes to the Elections Act, and criticizes Diefenbaker for lack of consultation with First Nations groups.

Date Created: 26 February 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/635.1 Volume 422 (345122)


Appointment of Ellen Fairclough

Letter from Ellen Fairclough to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Ellen Fairclough

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Postmaster General | Canada – 1963 Federal Election

Description:Ellen Fairclough apologizes to John Diefenbaker for losing her seat in Hamilton West and thanks Diefenbaker for the opportunity to serve in his cabinet

Date Created: 9 April 1963

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/171 Volume 60 (041935 – 041938)

Memorandum Re: Discussion with Hon. Ellen Fairclough

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:: Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Minister of Citizenship and Immigration | Canada – 1962 Federal Election

Description:John Diefenbaker summarized a conversation with Ellen Fairclough regarding the issue of Chinese immigration as it affected the loss of two constituencies from the Progressive Conservative Party during the 1962 Federal election, as well as his request that she transfer portfolios

Date Created: 12 August 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/171 Volume 60 (041926 – 041927)

Letter from Eldon Woolliams to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Eldon Woolliams

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Minister of Citizenship and Immigration | Canada – Member of Parliament

Description:Eldon Woolliams, MP, writes to John Diefenbaker, informing him of a letter he sent to Ellen Fairclough, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, regarding the treatment of Asians attempting to immigrate to Canada; Woolliams includes a copy of the letter he sent to Fairclough

Date Created: 23 August 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/335 Bow River Volume 288 (234922 – 234923)

Letter from Ellen Fairclough to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Ellen Fairclough

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Royal Commissions | Canada – Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Description:Ellen Fairclough suggests to John Diefenbaker that a Royal Commission on Citizenship and Immigration be established in June or September, 1960, with the report coming after 1962, the year of the next federal election

Date Created: 12 January 1960

Identifier:MG01/VI/354 Volume 320 (256636 – 256637)

Postcard from Ellen Fairclough to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Ellen Fairclough

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Postmaster General | Canada – 1963 Federal Election

Description:Ellen Fairclough, on vacation in Barbados after losing her seat, indicates she will see John Diefenbaker next week

Date Created: 20 April 1963

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/171 Volume 60 (041939 – 041939_f)

Letter from Ellen Fairclough to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Ellen Fairclough

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Personalities | Canada – Politics

Description:Ellen Fairclough updates John Diefenbaker on her personal and professional life since her defeat in the 1963 Federal election, in addition to her plans help the Progressive Conservatives regain Hamilton West

Date Created: 9 September 1963

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/171 Volume 60 (041940 – 041942)

Letter from Ellen Fairclough to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Ellen Fairclough

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Minister of Citizenship and Immigration | Canada – Politics

Description:Ellen Fairclough informs John Diefenbaker that she has a personal note to give him from Mr. Eloi Belanger, elevator operator at the Chateau Laurier; Belanger’s attached letter requests that Diefenbaker hold a Hamilton area appointment for Fairclough

Date Created: 12 April 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/F/204 Volume 112 (077090 – 077091)

Royal Commissions Appointed

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada –Government | Canada – Royal Commissions

Description:Three documents listing Royal Commissions appointed: 1) June 21, 1957-October 17, 1957; 2) April 1, 1953-June 21, 1957; 3) November 15, 1958 – June 21, 1957

Date Created: 1961

Identifier:MG01/VI/354 1957-1962 Volume 320 (256615 – 256618)


Canada's Role During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Confidential memo from the Prime Minister

Creator:Mr. Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – Cold War

Description:Regarding statements made by Deane Finlayson, leader of Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia, who made discouraging remarks about actions taken by the government.

Date Created: 26 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038976 – 038978)

Secret Memo from E. Davie Fulton to John Diefenbaker

Creator:E. Davie Fulton

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – RCMP | Canada – International Relations | International Situation – Cuba | Soviet Union – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Extracts from a Communist Convention infiltrated by RCMP in October 1960.

Date Created: 12 December 1960

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038859 – 038861)

“Certain General Views of the Government” regarding Cuba

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – International Relations | Canada – Relations with United States |

Description:Outlines policy of Canadian government regarding the threat of Cuba.

Date Created: 12 December 1960

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038867 – 038869)

Message from Harold MacMillan to John Diefenbaker

Creator:Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – International Relations | International Situation – Cuba | International Relations – United Kingdom

Description:Message in which MacMillan supports Canadian stance of utilizing the United Nations as a forum for solving problems in Cuba.

Date Created: 30 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038996)

Message from Khrushchev to Kennedy

Creator:Nikita Khrushchev

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – International Relations | International Situation – Cuba | Soviet Union – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Outlining the reasons for assisting Cuba in attaining defensive weapons

Date Created: 21 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038985 – 038987)

Letter from John Diefenbaker to J.W. Murphy

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – International Relations | Canada – Relations with United States | United States – Senate | International Situation – Cuba

Description:Statements by American Senator Kenneth Keating on 07 February CBC Broadcast.

Date Created: 8 February 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038870 – 038871)

Printed transcript from Parliamentary debate

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of State | International Situation – Cuba | Canada - Parliamentary Debate | Canada – Relations with United States | United States – Head of State

Description:John Diefenbaker makes official statement on Cuban issue, following the television broadcast by the President of the United States.

Date Created: 22 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038902 – 038903)

Statement by Diefenbaker

Creator:John Diefenbaker

Subject:Canada – Head of State | Canada – Cold War | Canada – International Relations | International Situation – Cuba

Description:Diefenbaker announces an end to the potential conflict with Cuba.

Date Created: 28 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038993)

Transcript of Parliamentary Debate

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Cold War | International Situation – Cuba | Soviet Union – Nuclear Weapons | Canada – Parliamentary Debate | Canada – House of Commons

Description:Debate in which Mr. Diefenbaker makes official statement on “Cuban Situation”.

Date Created: 25 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038971 – 038973)

Secret Memo

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – International Relations | International Situation – Cuba | Soviet Union – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Secret memo outlining Soviet intentions and reactions during Cuban situation.

Date Created: 26 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038979 – 038982)

Document outlining Canadian trade with Cuba

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – Trade with Cuba | Canada – International Relations | Canada – Relations with United States | International Situation – Cuba

Description:Brief document outlining stance on international trade with Cuba regarding American trade sanctions.

Date Created: 23 December 1960

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038862 – 038865)

Letter from Ivan B. White to Howard Green

Creator:Ivan B. White

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – Relations with United States | United States – Head of State | International Situation – Cuba | Soviet Union – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Text of President Kennedy’s Proclamation on “Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba” made on 23 October 1962.

Date Created: 24 October 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (038925 – 038929)

“Your Emergency Pack”

Creator:Civil Defence, Department of National Health and Welfare

Subject:Canada – Cold War | Canada – Civil Defence

Description:Instructions for creating proper emergency preparedness and survival kit.

Date Created: 1959

Identifier:MG01/XII/C/120 Volume 56 (042309 – 042316)


The Nuclear Question in Canada

Letter from from F.E. Boaten, General Secretary, Accra Assembly, Ghana, to John Diefenbaker

Creator:F.E. Boaten

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Ghana – Personalities | Canada – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Boaten introduces the Accra Assembly, an organization of non-aligned, non-governmental organizations that seeks world peace and requests financial support for the organization

Date Created: 18 December 1962

Identifier:MG01/XII/F/342 Volume 104 (080859 – 080861)

Letter from the Defence Liaison Commission to H.B. Robinson

Creator:Defence Liaison Commission

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Cabinet Ministers | Canada – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Covering letter and enclosed document entitled “Chronology of Government Statements Regarding Negotiations on Acquisition and Storage of Nuclear Weapons

Date Created: 4 November 1960

Identifier:MG01/XII/B/236 Volume 37 (025648 – 025668)

Draft Statement Regarding the Acquisition and Control of Nuclear Weapons for Possible use in the House of Commons

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – National Defence | Canada – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Presents material to be used by Government officials when answering questions in the House of Commons regarding acquisition and control of nuclear weapons

Date Created: 16 February 1959

Identifier:MG01/XII/F/100 Volume 104 (071558 – 071561)

Memorandum for the Prime Minister: Re: Nuclear weapons; Policy Statement

Creator:R.B. Bryce

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – National Defence | Canada – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Bryce, Clerk of the Privy Council, advises Diefenbaker on tactics for formal policy on nuclear issues, urging him to make the issues public to clear up rumors, and to bring the issue to a House of Commons debate

Date Created: 8 February 1961

Identifier:MG01/XII/F/100 Volume 104 (071585 – 071587)

Nuclear Weapons for Canadian Forces

Creator:Unknown

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – National Defence | Canada – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Draft statement prepared for Diefenbaker regarding nuclear weapons for Canadian forces, in which Diefenbaker declares that the Government desired to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, yet was considering storing such weapons on Canadian bases

Date Created: 14 January 1960

Identifier:MG01/XII/F/100 Volume 104 (071575 – 071576)

Telegram to the Prime Minister

Creator:Charles Ritchie

Subject:Canada – Head of Government | Canada – Cabinet Ministers | Canada – Nuclear Weapons

Description:Briefing for Prime Minister on forthcoming US State Department press announcement regarding negotiations on Canadian acquisition of nuclear weapons

Date Created: 31 January 1960

Identifier:MG01/XII/D/151 Volume 86 (060563 – 060564)