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The Pearson Years

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The Pearson Years

  1. 1. The Pearson Years The 60s and the new Canada
  2. 2. Mike Pearson <ul><li>Lester B. Pearson was a Canadian diplomat </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to create the United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>During the Suez Crisis, he had the idea of creating peacekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Won the Noble Peace Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Led the Liberal Party and became Prime Minister in 1963 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Minority Government <ul><li>For the next five years, he was Prime Minister, but always in a minority government </li></ul><ul><li>Had to work with either the Conservatives or the NDP </li></ul><ul><li>Despite this, his government was very active, bringing a number of changes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changing the Flag <ul><li>Most obvious change was to give Canada a new flag </li></ul><ul><li>Until then Canada was using a version of the British flag, Pearson thought Canada should have its own </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Conservative Party wanted to keep the old flag </li></ul><ul><li>Committee was formed to examine the options </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3500 designs were submitted by Canadians, including… </li></ul>
  6. 7. Other Achievements <ul><li>North American Autopact </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Pension Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul><ul><li>Capital punishment abolished </li></ul><ul><li>Modernizes laws dealing with divorce, homosexuality </li></ul>

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