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Making it work: Election letter of the day: April 19

Lester B. Pearson in 1973

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Remember Pearson

Curiously, Lawrence Martin's otherwise insightful piece ( This Campaign's About Plodders, Not Prophets - April 19), omits any mention of Lester Bowles (Mike) Pearson, the only Canadian PM to win a Nobel Peace Prize, and who, within the five years of his minority leadership, introduced universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, the student loan program, the Canada-U.S. auto pact and our national flag.

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The lessons? Decency, dedication, and determination can achieve more than rhetorical vision, and minority governments, with visionary substantive agendas, can work.

Tim Armstrong, Toronto

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