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Yoko Ono and John Lennon visit Parliament Hill

The Story

Peace reigns on Parliament Hill today as musicians John Lennon and Yoko Ono visit with Canada's new prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The couple requested the meeting, which is part of their world peace crusade. They say Trudeau is more pleasant and "beautiful" than they expected. "If all politicians were like Mr. Trudeau, there would be world peace," Lennon says.

Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Dec. 23, 1969
Guests: John Lennon, Yoko Ono
Host: Bruce Rogers
Reporter: Peter Loucks
Duration: 1:47

Did You know?

• In the 1980s, Trudeau campaigned for world peace and nuclear disarmament. In 1984 he was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
• In the 1950s, the United States blacklisted him. Coming back from a Commonwealth conference in Pakistan, he was ordered to stop with his visa in the United States first. Trudeau assumed it was for attending a 1952 conference in communist Moscow. His response to the blacklisting, "How do I whiten myself?"
• Trudeau started, but never finished, a doctorate paper on Asian Christianity and Marxism. He also took politics at Harvard University, Paris's School of Political Science and the London School of Economics.


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