Today being National Peacekeepers Day 2013, I felt I should share. My opinions have not changed. - JRM
When Lester Pearson first proposed peacekeeping to the UN in 1947, I doubt he realized how much this would impact our national character. Nor would he have seen the development of an entirely different type of soldier and RCMP officer.
(Coverage of that day can be found here. Thanks to Ashley Fitzpatrick for turning out, not only with notebook, but also with video.)