While minister of health and welfare he was responsible for the introduction of family allowances, and as minister of defence he supervised the rebuilding of the Canadian armed forces during and after the Korean War. He also helped negotiate Newfoundland's entry into Confederation in 1949. In 1954 he retired from politics to become general manager of Metropolitan Life and in 1957 was appointed first chairman of the Canada Council, a recognition of his major role in bringing the government more broadly into support for the arts.
Author DAVID J. BERCUSON
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...