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|18th Prime Minister of Canada
22 April 1963 – 20 April 1968
Lester Pearson became a Canadian diplomat; in 1952 he was elected president of the United Nations General Assembly; in Dec 1957 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for helping to end the Suez crisis of 1956, by establishing the first United Nations peacekeeping mission.
On 22 April 1963 he became Prime Minister of Canada and was Prime Minister during Canada's centennial year, 1967. His government was responsible for the introduction of the Canada Pension Plan and universal health care, among other accomplishments. He served until 20 April 1968, when he was succeeded by Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Lester Pearson died on 27 December 1972 at Ottawa.
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On 5 Jul 2017 at 03:21 GMT Keith McDonald wrote:
with new standards, please delete
World War I Canadian Army Veterans
it is covered by
Category: Canadian Expeditionary Force
On 23 Apr 2014 at 14:12 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
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