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Louis St. Laurent

J. W. Pickersgill

Louis St. Laurent

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Published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside in Don Mills, Ont .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • St. Laurent, Louis S. -- 1882-1973,
  • Prime ministers -- Canada -- Biography,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 1935-1957

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ.W. Pickersgill.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesThe Canadians
    The Physical Object
    Pagination63, [1] p. :
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16355718M
    ISBN 100889026874

    The two vessels were slowed by thick ice conditions. After his political retirement he returned to practicing law and living quietly and privately with his family, enjoying spending many happy hours with his grandchildren. Foreign policy St-Laurent and his cabinet oversaw Canada's expanding international role in the postwar world. The opposition accused the government of accepting overly costly contracts that could never be completed on schedule. These actions were recognized when Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize. In the immediate aftermath of victory, he became involved in the establishment of the United Nations.

    And to the east is a clear view of Parliament, where he was prime minister from to Strangely, Canada's sixth-longest-serving prime minister has been largely forgotten by the public and history. It is widely believed that the activities directed by St-Laurent and Pearson could well have avoided a nuclear war. Laurent, unlike most leaders, felt secure in his position and was not preoccupied with any conscious effort to retain office or with any fear of surrounding himself with able men who might become rivals.

    Laurent, whose legislative achievements no government since has come close to matching. St-Laurent was much admired for his decisiveness, patriotism and sharp mind, and was held in great personal affection by those who worked Louis St. Laurent book him. Not only did he see a role for Canada independent of Britain and the Commonwealth, he felt that as a middle power, Canada should take an active role as an intermediary in international affairs. By this time St-Laurent was being frequently retained by the governments of both Canada and Quebec, sometimes on constitutional cases. St-Laurent was initially very well received by the Canadian public, but by"Uncle Louis" and his government began to appear tired, old and out of touch. King appointed him minister of justice and attorney general and later secretary of state for external affairs acting inregular


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Louis St. Laurent by J. W. Pickersgill Download PDF Ebook

At the conferences, St-Laurent, compelled by his belief that the UN would be ineffective in times of war and armed conflict without some military means to impose its will, advocated the adoption of a UN military force. Subscribe today Learn More in these related Britannica Louis St.

Laurent book. The Soviet Union, the world centre of communism, was expanding its influence in eastern Europe, already occupied by the Red Army. St-Laurent entered the cabinet Louis St. Laurent book as the war expanded to include the United States, a fact that put pressure on King to implement a policy of total war, which would include a commitment to conscription not just for home defence but also for overseas.

In the immediate aftermath of victory, he became involved in the establishment of the United Nations. This force he proposed would be used in situations that called for both tact and might to preserve peace or prevent combat.

However, while an ardent Liberal, Louis remained aloof from active politics for much of his life, focusing instead on his legal career and family. With the Canadian army in England in anticipation of an eventual invasion of the European mainland, that day was not at hand.

His reputation as Prime Minister was impressive. In he married Jeanne Renault — with whom he had two sons and three daughters.

Lessons from a forgotten PM

On 22 August Louis S. Also infollowing two referenda within the province, St-Laurent and Premier Joey Smallwood negotiated the entry of Newfoundland into Confederation.

Laurent's calm demeanour and rational logic, his knowledge Louis St. Laurent book law and his dislike of political gamesmanship won him the respect of King, his Cabinet colleagues, even the Opposition.

With this common touch and broad appeal, he subsequently led the party to victory in the election against the Progressive Conservative Party led by George Drew. Lawrence Seaway and the Trans-Canada Pipeline. In the federal election that followed his ascension to the Liberal leadership, many wondered, including Liberal party insiders, if St-Laurent would appeal to the post-war populace of Canada.

It was the beginning of a long and advantageous collaboration. During the winter months, Louis S.

Canadian History for Kids: Lois St. Laurent

Laurent would have been defeated on the floor of the House had he tried to stay in power with a minority government, and would not Louis St.

Laurent book stayed in office for long even if he survived that confidence vote. St-Laurent sometimes operates in the Gulf of St. Laurent was fifty-nine years old; he had a distinguished and lucrative legal career and was at the age when he could contemplate retirement.

Laurent's bilingualism was an asset and he found himself representing Quebec clients in Ottawa, Great Britain and the U.

However, King and the Liberal party felt there was no man better qualified to succeed as prime minister. His support prevented more than a handful of Quebec Liberal Members of Louis St. Laurent book MPs from leaving the party, and was therefore crucial to keeping the government and the party united.

Laurent agreed to go to Ottawa out of a sense of duty, but only on the understanding that his foray into politics was temporary and that he would return to Quebec at the conclusion of the war.

Though he did not give a reason, it was obvious. When Laurier led the Liberals to victory in the electionyear-old Louis relayed the election returns from the telephone in his father's store.

St-Laurent supported King's decision to introduce conscription indespite the lack of support from other French Canadians see Conscription Crisis of After participating in the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Canadian troops have had to withdraw because our military strength is too emasculated to support sustained action.

As minister of justice, he followed the subsequent police investigation and the revelations of a royal commission on espionage. At the time of his birth, Compton was mainly English speaking. He received degrees from St. Prime Minister of Canada Louis St.Louis St.

Laurent Canadian (Book): Thomson, Dale C. There are no age suitabilities for this title yet. Louis Stephen St. Laurent PC CC QC (Saint-Laurent or St-Laurent in French, baptized Louis-Étienne St-Laurent; 1 February – 25 July ) was the 12th prime minister of Canada, from 15 November to 21 June Governor General: The Viscount Alexander of Tunis.

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St. Laurent, prime minister of Canada from to Book an Experience.Jul ebook,  · Works []. Address on the Entry of Newfoundland into Confederation, April 1, ; Speech at the Opening of the General Election Campaign, May 9,