Posts Tagged ‘Lester B. Pearson’

Herbert Norman: Victim of the Cold War

Films

Sixty years ago, Canadian diplomat Herbert Norman leapt to his death from a Cairo rooftop. Hounded continuously by accusations of being a communist spy, he took his life. Sadly, he became one of the many victims of a dark madness that was sweeping the United States and the Western world at that time: the communist witch hunt of the 1950s.

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Canada Abroad: 4 films About Canada’s Role in the World

Films

It is a well-known fact that our very own Lester B. Pearson came up with the concept of the international peacekeeping force during the Suez Crisis, while he was Secretary of State for External Affairs. As Sunday, May 29, is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, I thought I would take the opportunity to

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