Thursday, January 20, 2011
Pearson's 5 Yrs of Minority Government
Like Harper, Pearson changed Canada in profound ways, unlike Harper he did so for the better. Among the many positive initiatives enacted By Pearson are the following
Canada-United States Automotive Agreement
Universal health care
Canada Pension Plan
Canada Student Loans
TheMaple Leaf flag
40-hour work week
Two weeks vacation
In addition to all that he resisted pressure from the US to join the Vietnam war as well as creating Royal Commissions on the staus of women and bilingualism,tabled the White Paper on Defense and enacted the The Canadian Forces Reorganization Act. Under his watch our immigration system was overhauled, eliminating discriminatory practices, opening our doors to the world regardless of race or religion.
Given Harper's fear mongering on the issue of a Liberal/NDP coalition it should be mentioned that none of this would likely have occurred without the assistance of the NDP and their leader Tommy Douglas. So if these are the results of a Liberal/ NDP coalition,I say bring it on!