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Lester Bowles Pearson
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    (April 23, 1897-December 27, 1972)
    Fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada (1963-1968)
    He was called 'Mike' by his friends because they thought the name 'Lester' was not bellicose.
    He was the guy responsible for the Canadian 'maple leaf' flag.
    He was a good athlete in college, excelling in hockey and lacrosse.
    He won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating a Canadian peace-keeping force to deal with the Suez Crisis (1957).
    He is responsible for creating Universal Medicare, healthcare for all Canadians (1966).
    He refused to participate in the Vietnam War with America.
    His refusal and suggestion of a peaceful resolution to the conflict caused President Johnson to grab him by the shirt and shake him furiously.
    His cabinet had three future Prime Ministers, with Pierre Trudeau, John Turner and Jean Chrétien all serving him.
    Pearson International Airport in Toronto is named in his honor.

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    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
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    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 656 Votes: 46.19% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 53 Votes: 64.15% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 47 Votes: 36.17% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 41.86% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 138 Votes: 45.65% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 101 Votes: 64.36% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 184 Votes: 52.72% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 109 Votes: 44.04% Annoying
 
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