Please be advised all
library branches will be closed effective Saturday, April 3rd due
to the latest provincial requirements. Our curbside pickup service remains
available withinservice hours.
Maple Library and its book returns will be temporarily
CLOSED from February 27 while the Community Centre is used as a vaccination
site. If you have holds to pick up at Maple Library they will be moved to Civic
Centre Resource Library and you can also return items there.
In his 2 terms as prime minister, from 1963-1968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada through the introduction of Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Auto Pact, and the new Maple Leaf flag. Pearson came to power after an impressive career as a diplomat, where he played a vital role in the creation of NATO and the United Nations, later serving as president of its General Assembly. He put Canada on the world stage when he won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his handling of the Suez Crisis, during which he brokered the formation of a UN peacekeeping force. Author Andrew Cohen, whose books have focused on Canada's place in the world, is the perfect author to assess Pearson's legacy.