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Respecting Pearson’s legacy at last

By Andrew Caddell      

In these dystopian times, a new generation needs to be inspired by Canada’s diplomatic triumphs of the past.

Former prime minister Lester B. Pearson, is pictured in 1957, the year he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

When I was an undergrad student a million years ago, I was fortunate to study international affairs under Professor King Gordon at the University of Ottawa. Gordon had a wealth of national and international experience and was close friends with Tommy Douglas and “Mike” Pearson. As might be expected, we had an array of impressive guest speakers come through our class.

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