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Diplomacy: Peru requests Canadian backing for Falklands peace effort

Canada has enjoyed a reputation for diplomacy ever since Lester B. Pearson came up with a novel solution – peacekeepers – for the Suez Crisis in 1956. We've also been recognized for our involvement in human rights issues, nuclear disarmament, and the International Criminal Court. But have our efforts made for a more peaceful world, or is the image of the "good diplomat" a convenient holdover from the days when Canada actually made a difference?

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Hostilities between Argentina and the United Kingdom may be mediated by a Canadian peace effort.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: May 6, 1982
Guest(s): Mark McGuigan
Interviewer: Mary Lou Finlay
Duration: 3:44

Last updated: November 30, 2012

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