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In this choice of essays marking the centenary of Pearson's start, eighteen top lecturers, newshounds, public servants, and politicians recreate and re-evaluate Pearson's premiership from 1963 to 1968. Robert Bothwell (Toronto) introduces Pearson the fellow and Denis Stairs (Dalhousie) offers his political rules. Governor common award-winning writer and journalist Christina McCall and J.L. Granatstein (Canadian Institute of overseas Affairs) evaluate Pearson and his nemesis, John Diefenbaker. Stephen Azzi (House of Commons) and Greg Donaghy (Department of international Affairs) write respectively concerning the top minister's relatives with Walter Gordon and Paul Martin Sr. Tom Kent (Queen's) and Penny Bryden (Mount Allison) speak about the Pearson welfare kingdom, whereas Claude Ryan, editor of Le Devoir within the Nineteen Sixties, and Michael Behiels (Ottawa) debate nationwide team spirit. Patrick Brennan (Calgary) appears to be like 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 creation through the editor and a foreword by way of best Minister Jean Chrétien.

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