Canada in the Cold and Post War Era

  • Quebec's Padlock Law

    Quebec's Padlock Law
    Permier maurice Duplessis introduced the "Quebec Padlock law" to give armed officials the ability to close off any property where communist literature or acticity was suspected in Quebec.
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    Cold and Post War Time Span

  • Gouzenko Affair

    Gouzenko Affair
    Igor Gouzenko InterviewIgor Gouzenko was born in the Soviet Union and was trained in intelligence work. He came to work in Canada (for Soviets) and when the government found out, he and his family were forced to leave Canada and go back to Russia, until he offered the Canadian government secret documents exposing all work of soviet spies. The Canadian government didn’t take Igor seriously until they found out that soviet spies threatened to kidnap him. Gouzenko and his family went into hiding with fake identities.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    Berlin BlockadeIn 1948, the Soviet Union broke an agreement with Allies. This was an attempt on the Soviet’s behalf to get the Allies to give up their part of Berlin. The Soviet’s attempted to physically block the supply lines in West Berlin. The blockade failed, as the Allies organized an aircraft to supply food and other necessities. This blockade did nothing bus rise tensions between the Soviet union and Allies.
  • Louis St. Laurent

    Louis St. Laurent
    Louis St. Laurent BiographyMackenzie King retired in 1948 as Prime Minister, and Louis St. Laurent took over. Louis originally intended to only serve in government as part of the war effort, but ended up serving for ten years. Laurent was an amazing Prime Minister who ran a very efficient and businesslike government. He introduced Newfoundland to confederation and made the Canadian economy grow and prosper. He was a great Prime minister and was nicknamed "Uncle Louis" because everyone loved him.
  • NATO: North American Treaty Organization

    NATO: North American Treaty Organization
    History of NATO
    The NATO is a defence pact intended to protect all members (the countries) from further soviet damage. All members pledged to defend each other from enemy attack. Some members include: Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, United States et al.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    The Korean War
    In 1950, North Korea (Communist) decided to make a surprise attack South Korea (democratic), hoping to make the two different governments, one. The United States supported South Korea. The UN disapproved of the North Korean attack and called an all UN members to “Render every assistance” for South Korea. Only 16 countries aided the war effort, but South Korea won.
  • Draft Doders in Canada

    Draft Doders in Canada
    The Draft Dodgers were Americans that would flee to Canada to get out of the Vietnam War draft. These people were marked in Canada as heroes, criminals, or just regular immigrants in Canada. Many stayed in Canada after the war ended the Americans that wanted to go back had to wait for a Pardon from the US.
  • The Suez Crisis

    The Suez Crisis
    Suez Crisis/ Pearson wins Nobel Prize. Stop at 3:50.
    In 1956, the president of Egypt announced that the government was nationalising the Suez Canal. This led to an attack on Egypt by Britain, France and Israel. On November 4th, the British landed in Egypt. The mission was successful. The first large international peacekeeping force was sent to the Suez Canal to keep peace while the Allies removed their troops.
  • John Deifenbaker

    John Deifenbaker
    John Deifenbaker was the 13th Canadian presedent that led the Canadians through the Cold War. He was in leadership from 1957 to 1963. Deifenbaker was an excellent public speaker and he cut taxes to help the Canadians through the hard times. John Deifenbaker also passed the Bill of Rights in 1960
  • Lester B. Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize.

    Lester B. Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize.
    in 1957, Lester B. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for resolving the suez crisis in Egypt. (refer to "Suez Crisis" for info on event)
  • DEW Line

    DEW Line
    The Distant Early Warning System was a chain of high-powered raders that could pick up an enemy aircraft or missile from 4800 km away. If any enemy craft was detected then it would activate the alarm in NORAD's main bunker, which is under 400 meters of solid grantie. The DEW line was located in the northern half of Canada and was also connected to Alaska and Greenland
  • The Russian Sputnik Satellite

    The Russian Sputnik Satellite
    The USSR launched the first Sputnik satellite. The satellite was not only a threat in recon but the Sputnik was also a threat to North America because the Satellite could carry missiles or nuclear weapons
  • The Avro Arrow

    The Avro Arrow
    The Avro Arrow VideoLook at the cancelation of the Avro Arrow
  • Continental Allience: NORAD

    Continental Allience: NORAD
    The North American Airoespace Defence agreement was signed in 1958 due to the rapid pace of increased technology in the weapons production and the creation of the long range missile. Canada permitted the United States to build some of there radars in Canada.
  • The Avro Arrow and its Cancellation

    The Avro Arrow and its Cancellation
    The Avro Arrow was an expensive, supersonic, interceptor jet aircraft the was being built by the Canadian's but then it got scrapped due to how expensive it would be to build the jet. The American Bomarc missile defence took the Arrow's spot in defending Canada.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    John Kennedy Adressing the Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis started when an American spy plane got pictures of a Russian missile being built in Cuba. This was a huge threat to all of North America as if a missile is launched from Cuba, it could accuratly hit anywhere in North America. The U.S. set up a blockade around Cuba but Canada wanted to do more by inspecting every suspicious warehouse in Cuba.
  • Peacekeeping Force ordered to leave Egypt

    Peacekeeping Force ordered to leave Egypt
    in 1967, Egypt demanded that the Peacekeeping Force woiuld evacuate the Suez Canal and return home.
  • Canadian-Soviet Hockey Series

    Canadian-Soviet Hockey Series
    The final game in the series
    The all Canadian team kept getting close to winng the Olympics and other large scale tournoments, but kept learning to the European teams. The Canadian team boasted that they could win any game if there team was made all of players from the NHL. Russia agreed to this challenge and the series was tied at a 3-3 win loss. Canada won by one goal near the end of the game and this was a large victory for Canada