Opinion Lack of consensus on racism is troubling Feb. 19, 2018  The Hill Times Hopefully the government will create a new anti-racism strategy that addresses a range of issues from the criminal justice system to the work of cultural agencies and national security. But the announcement last week on a new legal framework for Indigenous […]


Are we facing the end of jobs? By Andrew Cardozo      Jan. 29, 2018 The Hill times Work at the minimum wage and the low end of spectrum is becoming more precarious. The developing precariat, the modern day proletariat, are not just our kids in university, they are our neighbours, our siblings, our spouses—they are us. Employment, […]


5th in a series; Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State …in the United States, for men born in 1930 those in the top 20 per cent of earners have a 5-year longer life expectancy than those in the bottom 50 per cent. For people born in 1960, the respective gap is some […]


Fourth in a series: Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State Many people, especially social advocacy groups, feel that government commitments to the welfare state started a long period of retrenchment in the late seventies. The idea that a country can insulate its citizens from economic risk and ensure an adequate standard of living, […]


Pearson Centre’s Winter Reading List (December 2017) Mike’s World, Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs Asa McKercher and Galen Roger Perras, Editors Timely as we mark the 60th Anniversary of Pearson’s Nobel Peace Prize. Mike’s World explores the myths surrounding Pearsonianism to explain why he remains such a touchstone for understanding Canadian foreign policy. […]

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Third in a series, Futures Entwined: The Nation State and the Welfare State For Ortega it was not a shared past that brought and kept diverse peoples together but a captivating vision for the future.(1) Justin Trudeau was elected in part because he was promising a bright future for a multicultural country embracing a global […]

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Lester Pearson is back in favour but the international role he fashioned for Canada is lagging ANDREW COHEN Special to The Globe and Mail Published December 11, 2017 (Published with the author’s permission) Andrew Cohen is author of Extraordinary Canadians: Lester B. Pearson After a long, chilly exile, Lester Bowles “Mike” Pearson is in favour […]

On December 5, 2017; The Pearson Centre welcomed George Thomson to talk about the recently-tabled report of the advisory groups to the Ontario government, on income security reform. We were hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre in Ottawa. George Thomson was appointed to facilitate one of the three groups appointed. The other two […]

IMG_8494[1] The Award was announced in October and awarded on December 10, 1057. From the CBC website: Lester B. Pearson’s peace solution wins him the Nobel Prize As Secretary of State for External Affairs, Pearson continues his involvement in international affairs, including some quick thinking during the 1956 Suez Crisis. His idea for an emergency […]

Lester Pearson

This insightful article is re-published to mark the 60th anniversary of Lester B. Pearson being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize May 1, 2013 An insider’s review of the Pearson Government By James A.Coutts In the end, we see a man who achieved a great deal on the world stage and for his country. His and […]

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