Canada and the Cold War, Part 3?!
Canada has pledged $13 million in aid for the country.
Pearson was instrumental to bringing the UN into peacekeeping into international
acceptance, and Canada participated in it.
If fit really well into Canada's strategy.
It helped expand the UN?
Peacekeeping fits Canada's desire to work with the UN and to see it outside of the
Cold War, as well working with allies and using multilateralism.
Furthermore, because we were most influential, we were the first to get phone calls
for peacekeepers in the '50s and '60s.
o Today, Canada is not a major contributor to peacekeeping missions.
The switchover from St. Laurent's Liberals to Diefenbaker's Progressive
Conservatives do nothing to change this.
Cyprus becomes independent in 1960 after gaining independence from Great
o This will lead to Canadian involvement in Cyprus.
o Note: Cyprus has a long history of being conquered by others.
o What's worse for Cyprus is its proximity to Turkey feels very protective of its
Turkish minority in Cyprus.
o When Turkey gets out, Cyprus drafts a