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  Lester Bowles Pearson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pearson died of cancer in Ottawa on December 27, 1972, and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
Pearson is also the namesake of the Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia (one of the United World Colleges), and of the in Montreal.
Pearson's favourite sport was baseball and the, named after him, was awarded to the winner of an annual contest between the Toronto Blue Jays and the former Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals).
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 Lester B. Pearson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearson was also remarkable for instituting the world's first race-free immigration system, throwing out previous ones that had discriminated against certain people, such as Jews and the Chinese.
Pearson is also the namesake of the Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia (one of the United World Colleges), and of the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal.
Pearson's favourite sport was baseball and the Pearson Cup, named after him, was awarded to the winner of an annual contest between the Toronto Blue Jays and the former Montréal Expos (now the Washington Nationals).
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 MSN Encarta - Lester Pearson
In 1943 Pearson served as a delegate to several conferences and planning sessions of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, a forerunner of the United Nations (UN), an international organization established to maintain peace and security, and as chairman of its supplies committee, which undertook emergency feeding and refugee programs in troubled areas.
From 1948 to 1956, he was head of the permanent Canadian mission to the UN, and during the 1952-1953 UN session, Pearson was president of the General Assembly, the representative body of the UN.
In 1956 Pearson initiated the resolution that terminated the conflict between the Egyptian government and the French and British governments over the Suez Canal, and sent a UN police force to restore peace to the Gaza Strip, an area then under Egyptian control from which terrorist attacks on Israel were being staged.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pearson became Prime Minister as a result of the 1963 general election as leader of a minority government which had campaigned during the election promising "60 Days of Decision" as well as supporting the Bomarc missile program.
Pearson never had a majority in the Canadian House of Commons, but he introduced important social programs (including universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, and Canada Student Loans), the maple leaf flag, and new initiatives in French-English relations.
Pearson is also honored by a United World College, the Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, British Columbia, the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, and the National Hockey League's Lester B. Pearson Award to the most valuable player as judged by his peers.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pearson was elected Prime Minister as a result of the 1963 general election as leader of a minority government.
Pearson never had a majority in the House of Commons, but he introduced important social programs (including universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, and Canada Student Loans), the maple leaf flag, and new initiatives in French-English relations.
Pearson died in Ottawa on December 27, 1972, and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pearson never had a secure majority in Parliament, but he introduced important social programs, the maple leaf flag, new initiatives in French-English relations, the introduction of universal health care, and the Canada Pension Plan[?].
Lester Pearson died in Ottawa on December 27, 1972 and was buried in the nearby Gatineau Hills in the MacLaren Cemetery, Wakefield, Quebec.
Pearson is also honored by a United World College[?], the Lester B. Pearson College[?] in Victoria, British Columbia and the Lester B. Pearson Schoolboard[?] in Montreal.
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 Pearson, Lester Bowles
Pearson quickly attracted the attention of his deputy minister, O.D. In 1935 he was sent to London as first secretary in the Canadian High Commission, giving him a front-row seat as Europe drifted towards WWII.
In September 1946 Pearson was summoned home by PM KING to become deputy minister (or undersecretary) of external affairs.
Pearson's attempts in his first term to conciliate Québec and the other provinces with "co-operative federalism" and "bilingualism and biculturalism" were superseded by a firm federal response to provincial demands and by the Québec government's attempts to usurp federal roles in international relations.
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 Biography of Lester Pearson
Lester, Bowles, Pearson was born on April 23, 1897 in Newtonbrook, Ontario, which is now part of Toronto.
Lester was the son of Edwin Arthur Pearson, a Methodist Minister, and Anne Sarah Bowles Pearson.
Lester Pearson was a man of deep and passionate convictions.
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 Lester Bowles Pearson - Biography
Pearson, having conducted a successful campaign for a seat in the Commons to represent the Algoma East riding of Ontario, was given the External Affairs portfolio, holding it for nine years until the advent of John Diefenbaker's Conservative government.
Pearson drafted the speech in which Prime Minister St. Laurent proposed the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), signed the enabling treaty in 1949, headed the Canadian delegation to NATO until 1957, and functioned as chairman of the NATO Council in 1951-1952.
Pearson also headed the Canadian delegation to the UN from 1946 to 1956, being elected to the presidency of the Seventh Session of the General Assembly in 1952-1953.
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 Encyclopedia: Lester-Bowles-Pearson
Lester B. Pearson College, the United World College of the Pacific is one of the ten United World Colleges around the world.
(The Pearson Award wasn't presented in 2005 because the NHL lockout cancelled the 2004-05 season.) Pearson's favourite sport was baseball and the Pearson Cup, named after him, was awarded to the winner of an annual contest between the Toronto Blue Jays and the former Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals).
The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues outstanding player in the regular season, as judged by members of the NHL Players Association (NHLPA).
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Lester Bowles Pearson was born to Edwin Arthur Pearson (son of a minister and a Methodist minister himself) and Annie Sarah Bowles Pearson, in Newton Brook (now part of Toronto), Ontario, on April 23, 1897.
Lester Bowles Pearson (1897-1972), a former Olympic hockey player and university professor, served as the leader of the Liberal Party from 1958-1968 and Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968.
Pearson initiated the idea of peace-keeping as a meaningful role for the U.N. He recommended U.N. troops be sent to Egypt to restore peace during the 1956 Suez crisis, for which he was awarded the 1957 Nobel Peace prize.
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 the Rt. Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson Quiz Answers
Lester Bowles Pearson was Prime Minister from 1963 - 1968.
Pearson was an officer in the Royal Flying Corps in World War Afterwards he joined the new Department of External Affairs where he worked as a diplomat.
Lester Bowles Pearson died in Ottawa of cancer on December 27,1972.
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 Directory - Regional: North America: Canada: Society and Culture: History: Government: Prime Ministers: Pearson, Lester ...
Lester Bowles Pearson - Address on the Canadian Flag  · cached · Pearson's speech made on the inauguration of Canada's maple leaf flag on February 15, 1965.
Lester Bowles Pearson - Expo 67  · cached · Prime Minister Pearson's remarks on the opening of Expo '67 in Montreal, April 27, 1967.
Lester Bowles Pearson: Role in FAO and the UN  · cached · Essay on the role taken by Canadian Lester Pearson in the formation of the Food and Agricultural Organization and on his other contributions to the United Nations.
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Pearson was born in Newtonbrooke, Ontario, on April 23, 1897.
Pearson was responsible for persuading the leading powers to agree to the partition of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states in 1947.
Pearson was chairman of the NATO council at the time of the Korea War and sat on the three-man United Nations (UN) committee that negotiated Korean cease-fire.
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 Pearson-Biography-First Among Equals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lester Bowles Pearson was born in Newton Brook, Ontario in 1897.
Pearson was elected Liberal leader and served in the Opposition during the Diefenbaker years.
Pearson's efforts to accommodate all views were often interpreted as poor leadership and a lack of direction.
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 The Nobel Peace Prize 1957 - Presentation Speech
Lester Bowles Pearson was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1897.
Lester Pearson is said to have been one of the first Canadians who recognized at an early stage that the way which had been chosen would not lead to the desired end.
Lester Pearson believes that the time will come when it is possible, through the United Nations, to realize the dream of a worldwide community of all nations and races, and he feels that just acknowledging such an ideal in some form serves to remind us of our ultimate and underlying kinship even with our opponents.
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 MSN Encarta - Further Reading - Pearson, Lester Bowles
A solid account of Pearson's defusing of the Suez Crisis in 1956 and his consequent transition from career diplomat to prime minister of Canada.
A collection of essays on Pearson's leadership, both as prime minister and as the architect of the U.N.'s peacekeeping role.
Pearson, Lester B. Mike: The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Lester B. Pearson.
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 Lester Pearson
Pearson taut history at the University of Toronto, he then joined the Canadian diplomatic service, after serving seven years as a first secretary in the department of external affairs, he was attached to the London office of Canadian high Commission.
Pearson died on December 27 1972 the new york times of December 30, 1972, said of pearson; "his skills negotiator and mediator during and after world war 2 enabled canada to play a world role out of proportion to it's size and power.
Pearson retaired from the leadership of his party in the spring of 1968 and died in 1972.
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 Pearson, Lester Bowles - The World Wide Beat - The World by Region - SearchBeat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lester Bowles Pearson: Role in FAO and the UN - Essay on the role taken by Canadian Lester Pearson in the formation of the Food and Agricultural Organization and on his other contributions to the United Nations.
Lester Pearson's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (1957) - "The Four Faces of Peace" - a speech given by Canada's then External Affairs Minister and future Prime Minister on his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Lester Bowles Pearson - Address on the Canadian Flag - Pearson's speech made on the inauguration of Canada's maple leaf flag on February 15, 1965.
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 The Lester B. Pearson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson, a 1919 Victoria College graduate, Chancellor of Victoria University from 1952 to 1959, and Canada's fourteenth Prime Minister.
Lester Bowles Pearson entered Victoria College in the fall of 1913 at the age of sixteen.
Pearson's cousin, and his older brother "Duke", were already students at Vic and the two brothers shared a room in the Burwash residences.
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 Pearson, Lester B.
Pearson served in World War I (1914-18) and lectured in history at the University of Toronto (1924-28), after studying there and at the University of Oxford.
Pearson succeeded Saint Laurent as leader of the Liberal Party in 1958 and became prime minister in 1963.
Pearson resigned as prime minister in 1968 and retired from politics.
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