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by Paul on 05/13/10 at 09:18 PM ET
from Randy Boswell of Camwest News Service at the Ottawa Citizen,
Canada’s top history advocate says the NHL Players’ Association has cheated Lester B. Pearson of a rightful legacy by dropping the former prime minister’s name from its showcase hockey trophy and rechristening it the Ted Lindsay Award.
Pearson, a Nobel Peace Prize winner whose name adorns Toronto’s airport and the Ottawa headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs, “was proud of that trophy, and he was proud of his life as a sportsman,” Andrew Cohen, president of the Historica-Dominion Institute, told Canwest News Service.
“If anyone deserves this honour, it’s Lester Pearson. To remove his name, after 40-some years, to me is a great disappointment.”
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