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Lester Pearson

 

“Our age is one of trouble and tension and violence. It is also one of great progress and achievement. It holds both the promise of a far better life for all men and the threat of no life at all for mankind. Which is it to be?”

Public address on the occasion of the presentation to Pearson of the Victor Gollancz Humanity Award, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK, Tuesday 13 June 1972

Lester Bowles (“Mike”) Pearson was born on 23 April 1897 and died on 27 December 1972. He was the fourteenth prime minister of Canada, from 1963 until 1968, and became a Nobel Peace laureate in 1957. When he led Canada he was regarded as a safe pair of hands. His minority government delivered a number of innovative and social benefits: national health ...

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