7 January 1954: Memorandum to Pearson

This memo to Pearson describes the proposed note for the US State Department. The memo outlines the logic behind the note, stating that a general approach is better than enumerating specific instances of US mishandling of Canadian cases because “a specific approach could be made to appear as if we were on the defensive.” The memo also suggests that the Canadians do not want to stir up press speculation about the exact nature of the relationship between the RCMP and the FBI.

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