Prime Minister Pearson today urged the nations of the world to learn a lesson from Canada and the United States.
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Background: Prime Minister Pearson today urged the nations of the world to learn a lesson from Canada and the United States. Mr. Pearson said the settlement of the war of 1812 had been one of the few disarmament treaties in history that had worked. He was speaking at a ceremony in Stoney Creek, near Hamilton, Ontario, the scene of battle 150 years ago which ended the hopes of the United States to conquer Upper Canada. Canadians claim Stoney Creek was the most crucial battle of the war.
Today Mr. Pearson took part in the ceremony with the United States ambassador to Canada, Walton Butterworth. Mr. Pearson said problems between the two nations were more difficult and complicated than ever before. Good will and understanding were needed to solve the. Mr. pearson opened the enlarged Battlefield Park and the skirmish was re-enacted by men in period costumes. Both the United States and Canada claimed victory in the War of 1812.