Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson

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In his 2 terms as prime minister, from 1963-1968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada through the introduction of Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Auto Pact, and the new Maple Leaf flag. Pearson came to power after an impressive career as a diplomat, where he played a vital role in the creation of NATO and the United Nations, later serving as president of its General Assembly. He put Canada on the world stage when he won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his handling of the Suez Crisis, during which he brokered the formation of a UN peacekeeping force. Author Andrew Cohen, whose books have focused on Canada's place in the world, is the perfect author to assess Pearson's legacy.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2008
ISBN: 9780670067381
0670067385
Branch Call Number: 971.0643092 Pears -C
Characteristics: xiii, 207 p. --
Additional Contributors: Saul, John Ralston 1947-

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AldershotReader Dec 02, 2012

From a wonderful series, this book gives a perfect portrait of one of Canada's most famous Prime Ministers.

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Oct 01, 2010

A must-read for anyone who wants to know, understand, and appreciate Mike Pearson's remarkable contribution to our Canadian culture and identity.

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