Lester B. Pearson (Extraordinary Canadians) by Andrew Cohen

By Andrew Cohen

In his 2 phrases as top minister, from 1963–1968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada during the advent of Medicare, the Canada 401-k plan, the fee on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the automobile Pact, and the recent Maple Leaf flag. Pearson got here to energy after a magnificent profession as a diplomat, the place he performed an important position within the production of NATO and the United international locations, later serving as president of its common meeting. He positioned Canada at the international level while he received the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his dealing with of the Suez predicament, within which he brokered the formation of a UN peacekeeping strength. writer Andrew Cohen, whose books have interested by Canada’s position on the planet, is the fitting writer to evaluate Pearson’s legacy.

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During the First World War, the white feather was a symbol of cowardice. Young women presented it to men of military age if they were not in a soldier’s uniform. This was to try and shame them into joining the army. It was very unfair since, often, soldiers recovering from wounds or on leave did not walk around in uniform. The white feather made Bethune feel bad, but he was not a coward. After the War After the First World War ended in 1918, Bethune had trouble settling down. He worked at the famous Hospital for Sick Children in London, England, as a small town doctor back in Stratford, Ontario, and at various hospitals in London and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bethune did not expect the government to accept his proposals immediately, but he did expect his report to cause some trouble and get people talking. He was disappointed when it was completely ignored by politicians and doctors. This newspaper headline is about a time when Bethune addressed a conference and advocated universal healthcare. No one took him seriously, but he made the news. What could Bethune do? He was becoming an outcast for his outspoken views. Hardly any of his doctor colleagues would have anything to do with him.

He was disappointed when it was completely ignored by politicians and doctors. This newspaper headline is about a time when Bethune addressed a conference and advocated universal healthcare. No one took him seriously, but he made the news. What could Bethune do? He was becoming an outcast for his outspoken views. Hardly any of his doctor colleagues would have anything to do with him. Bethune was struggling to change the world for the better, but he was misunderstood and ignored. In 1962, the first Medicare system in Canada was introduced in Saskatchewan.

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