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Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute

School History

Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson (1897 - 1972) was a Canadian professor, historian, civil servant, statesman, diplomat, and politician, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis. He was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada (1963 - 1968) as the head of two back-to-back minority governments following elections in 1963 and 1965.