Lester Bowles Pearson Accomplishments

Lester Bowles Pearson was a Canadian scholar, diplomat, soldier and Canada’s 14th Prime Minster. He governed the country from 1963-1968(Lester Bowels Pearson, Encyclopedia of World Biography). In countless eyes Pearson was a great and powerful leader, he was also thought to be one of the most influential Canadians during his time period and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957(Lester Bowels Pearson, Encyclopedia of World Biography). Throughout Pearson’s time of being the Prime Minster he implemented several polices for the greater good of Canada. Out of the many things Canada’s 14th PM has done here are 3 of his accomplishments. Lester B. Pearson believed in improving lives for Canadians thus he introduced social programs such as the Canadian …show more content…
Pearson is remembered by all the great things he has done for Canada, resolving the Suez Canal Crisis being one. Prime Minster Pearson wanted peace and he believed so did Canada, Pearson had stated “…the most important international decision of all – which may one day have to be made – whether to maintain the universality of our international organization by the retention of the requirements of a unanimity…or whether to make the United Nations into a really effective organization even if it means going ahead only with those who are willing to make national sacrifices to achieve the great international objective of peace and prosperity.” (Pearson, Lester Bowles, 619) He believed Canada was a country to make sacrifices to accomplish this objective. The Suez Canal crisis had been continuing to cause problems since 1956, representatives from several countries part of the United Nations had been struggling to solve the never ending crisis to prevent it from going out of hand (Pugliese, David, 14-15). However, the problem soon would come to an end. Lester B. Pearson, the secretary of state for External Affairs for Canada at the time being, introduced a plan to create an United Nations military force to help settle the conflict whilst a political solution was being developed (Pugliese, David, 14-15). He had suggested to send Canadians troops for the mission (Pugliese, David, 14-15). The military force was called the United Nations Emergency Force which still remains to aide …show more content…
His policies made a huge difference, he introduced important social programs that Canadians today should be thankful about. The automotive treaty between Canada and Untied States that was agreed on and signed, was another great impact Pearson had on the country. Another one of his accomplishments that supported Canada for its greater good was what won him the Noble peace prize. Pearson organized the UNEF to solve a major crisis going on at the time which resulted to the solution of the problem and respect for both Lester B. Pearson and Canada. Pearson was a very important Prime Minster and all of his policies including the three listed above had brought a great change to

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