Saturday, October 12, 1963
October 12, 1963
At around 10:45 am, JFK spoke by phone with Canadian Prime Minister Lester P. Pearson for about ten minutes to discuss a Great Lakes maritime labor dispute.
Kennedy suggested to the Prime Minister that, with his permission, he will issue a statement saying that to resolve the dispute there will be one American official and one Canadian official named, with a third official to be named at a later date. JFK then suggested to the Prime Minister that the third official would be named later that day and would be a Canadian.