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John Diefenbaker Hoisted on a Bomarc Pétard and Downed by An Arrow
In this short course we will re-visit both a former Prime Minister and a very difficult relationship with the United States. We will start with a Cold War, some of America’s fanatic anti-communists and how that killed a Canadian diplomat. And we will explore the origins of NATO, NORAD, and Boeing’s BOMARC missiles helped destroy a Canadian Prime Minister and how, even then, Canada still ended up with nuclear weapons on our soil. This is a story that includes four Prime Ministers, several federal elections and one of Canada’s most humiliating technical losses, the Avro Arrow. But it is also a story about one specific Prime Minister who just could not seem to make up his mind. Class Size: Max. 50

Instructor: Lloyd Brown-John
BIO NOTE: Lloyd Brown-John, aside from being a retired Professor, and occasional newspaper columnist and founder of Canterbury ElderCollege is a both a political “junkie” and a keen analyst. He also loves a great and intriguing story.

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Course Name John Diefenbaker Hoisted on a Bomarc Pétard and Downed by An Arrow
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  • Lloyd Brown-John

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Name of LocationONLINE Zoom Course
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Date Start Time End Time
2021-03-09 01:30 PM 04:00 PM

This course is full. Please call (519) 253-3000 x4944 to be waitlisted.