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Mr. & Mrs. Eisenhower arrive in 1958

He is the most important leader in the world. And even though the country may not always like what they hear, when the president of the United States comes to Ottawa, Canada listens. From Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, U.S. presidents have been given the honour of addressing Canada's Parliament. Sometimes their speeches draw warm ovations; others are met by catcalls and anger. But over time, each presidential message has been an important indicator of the goodwill — and the problems — facing these neighbours.

Elaborate greetings prepared for the first lady and president.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: July 8, 1958
Guest(s):
Duration: 2:57

Last updated: January 2, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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