Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

Author and Canadian foreign policy expert Yves Engler was in Winnipeg on March 15, speaking at the Mondragon Bookstore and Coffee House about his newest book, Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping; the Truth May Hurt. While the subject of his book was Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Canada’s 14th prime minister, much of his presentation focused on current trends in Canadian foreign policy, and how we got there. According to Engler there is a direct line between Lester Pearson’s approach to foreign affairs and that of Stephen Harper and Pearson’s peacekeeping legacy does not hold up under scrutiny.

Yves Engler has been dubbed

  • “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch)
  • “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail)
  • “ever-insightful” (rabble.ca)
  • a “Leftist gadfly” (Ottawa Citizen)

His six books have been praised by Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, William Blum, Rick Salutin and many others.

His appearance was sponsored by Peace Alliance Winnipeg.

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Length: 59 minutes (YouTube version is 1:26.)
Thursday, April 12, 2012: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 2012: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2012: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2012: 12:30 p.m.

Note: broadcast dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Cameras:  Dwayne Crowe, Paul S. Graham
Editor: Paul S. Graham


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