Canadians have produced over one million patents – the electric light bulb, IMAX, the zipper, the cardiac pacemaker, the Canadarm and the Blackberry are only a sample.
There is a rich Canadian influence in music, the arts and the film industry. To name a few: Glenn Gould, Maureen Forester and Ben Heppner, Leonard Cohen, Oscar Peterson, Céline Dion; painters Emily Carr, Jean-Paul Riopelle and the Group of Seven; architects Arthur Erickson and Moshe Safdie; stage and screen actors including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Plummer, William Shatner and Donald Sutherland.
The importance of Canada’s role in international affairs has been equally creative and far exceeds the size of its population. A founding member of the UN; signatory to countless international treaties and conventions; principal promoter of the Declaration of Human Rights through the efforts of McGill Law Professor John Humphrey; originator of the concept of the UN peacekeeping forces, championed by Lester B. Pearson; and leading advocate of the principle of the Responsibility to Protect.
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