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Pearson arrives in Norway to accept his Nobel Peace Prize

United Nations peacekeeping. Canada's first Nobel Peace Prize. The Maple Leaf flag. Official bilingualism. The Canada Pension Plan. These are a few of the achievements that can be credited to Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson during his 40 years in public service. But the passionate and pragmatic Pearson was also a sportsman, intellectual and war veteran who defied easy definition.

The first Canadian to recieve such an honour.

Medium: Television
Program: Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Dec. 15, 1957
Guest(s):
Speaker: Lester B. Pearson
Duration: 4:27

Last updated: December 10, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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