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John’s Believe It Or Not… February 5th

* 1963 – John Diefenbaker’s minority government defeated over nuclear weapons policy. * 1994 Beckwith convicted of killing Medgar Evers. * 1989 The last Soviet troops leave Kabul. * 1631 Roger Williams arrives in America. * 1957 The American Invasion begins as Bill Haley and the Comets storm Britain.

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* 1963 – John Diefenbaker’s minority government defeated over nuclear weapons policy.

Throughout his term as Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker struggled to determine whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons. Minister of Defence George Peakes recommended that Canada integrate its air defenses with the United States in order to present a united front designed to protect both nations. The North American Aerospace Defence Command policy (NORAD) was approved by Diefenbaker in early 1957. Although NORAD represented a major defense commitment, the decision was made without discussion with Cabinet or the Defence Committee. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… February 5th”