Download Pearson: The Unlikely Gladiator by Norman Hillmer PDF

By Norman Hillmer

In this choice of essays marking the centenary of Pearson's delivery, eighteen prime teachers, newshounds, public servants, and politicians recreate and think again Pearson's premiership from 1963 to 1968. Robert Bothwell (Toronto) introduces Pearson the fellow and Denis Stairs (Dalhousie) offers his political rules. Governor normal award-winning writer and journalist Christina McCall and J.L. Granatstein (Canadian Institute of overseas Affairs) examine Pearson and his nemesis, John Diefenbaker. Stephen Azzi (House of Commons) and Greg Donaghy (Department of international Affairs) write respectively concerning the major minister's family with Walter Gordon and Paul Martin Sr. Tom Kent (Queen's) and Penny Bryden (Mount Allison) speak about the Pearson welfare country, whereas Claude Ryan, editor of Le Devoir within the Sixties, and Michael Behiels (Ottawa) debate nationwide solidarity. Patrick Brennan (Calgary) seems to be on the media. Monique Bégin (Ottawa), Andrew Cohen (Globe and Mail), Blair Neatby (Carleton), and previous public servants Ross Campbell, Al Johnson, Geoffrey Pearson, and Gordon Robertson gauge the scope of Pearson's legacy. the gathering additionally contains an advent by way of the editor and a foreword by means of best Minister Jean Chrétien.

Show description

Read or Download Pearson: The Unlikely Gladiator PDF

Best canadian books

Labor market flexibility in 13 Latin American countries and the United States

'Once back, the short potential to beat monetary problems in 1995 used to be inadequate to mark advancements at the hard work box. ' -- ILO-Latin the United States, Editorial, exertions Outlook 1996 For the 1st time, this quantity compares hard work industry flexibility throughout international locations in Latin the US and the us.

Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions

The e-book is split into 3 sections: "Reflections on Innis" offers a historic reassessment of Innis, "Gaps and Silences" considers the constraints of either Innis's notion and his interpreters, and "Innis and Cultural idea" bargains speculations on his effect on cultural research. The interpretations provided mirror the altering panorama of highbrow existence as limitations among conventional disciplines blur and new interdisciplinary fields emerge.

Factional Politics: How Dominant Parties Implode or Stabilize

Drawing on theories of neo-institutionalism to teach how associations form dissident behaviour, Boucek develops new methods of measuring factionalism and explains its results on workplace tenure. In all of the 4 situations - from Britain, Canada, Italy and Japan - intra-party dynamics are analyzed via instances sequence and rational selection instruments.

Extra resources for Pearson: The Unlikely Gladiator

Sample text

Pearson therefore returned to government in 1963, as prime minister. Outside and inside Canada, there was a sigh of relief. Pearson was not John Diefenbaker. Government had returned to competent hands and expectations were high. But Pearson did not have, and never had, a majority in the House of Commons, and in his five years as prime minister could never be entirely certain whether his government would survive from week to week. Curiously, the domestic record of Pearson's prime ministership proved more substantial than the achievement in foreign policy.

Pearson's far-sighted cultivation of India sometimes went awry in practice, but in 1956 it proved a diplomatic pearl without price. Yet in his solution to the crisis - the creation of a peacekeeping force - there were limitations which reflected Canada's limitations and those of the international system. Pearson would have preferred a much tougher mandate, with the capacity to override local Egyptian sovereignty in the larger interests of world peace and UN authority. 7 In the crisis Pearson discounted the problem of Canadian public opinion.

This is, admittedly, not the view from inside the country. "Canada is the most difficult place in the world to govern," as prime minister after prime minister has discovered. Managing Canada can be an extraordinary achievement, drawing on qualities of imagination and reserves of principle. For five years in the middle of the twentieth century, Canada was led by an unusual Canadian, ordinary and extraordinary at the same time: Lester B. Pearson. Pearson's ordinary qualities, an easy charm foremost, topped off with a disarming smile, appealed to his fellowcitizens - appealed just enough to permit them to award him two grudging mandates to govern them.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 36 votes