things i know about lester, they named a school board after him

and a toronto airport!

other stuff about lester b. pearson:

- he was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

- he introduced universal healthcare, student loans, pension plans, the Order of Canada, and the current Canadian flag (before that it was some british knock-off)

- initiated ‘official bilingualism’ to ensure francophones could receive government services in french

- was bullied by u.s. diplomats for declining to send Canadian troops to the Vietnam war

- instituted the world’s first race-free immigration system

- considered ‘the father of modern peace-keeping’ by helping the United Nations form the UNEF and end the Suez Crisis

- was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the UN

- had an affinity for bow ties

he was just a really cool and interesting guy okay

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