Timeline of events from 1945-1960

Main

United Nations (UN) founded.

1945

WWII ends with atom bomb dropped on Japan.

1945

Newfoundland becomes a province of Canada

1949

Korean War breaks out; Canada assists with UN

1950 - 1953

Construction of St Laurent Seway begins.

1954

UN peacekeeping force sent to Suez Crisis from Canada

1956

Pearson awarded Nobel Peace Prize for peacekeeping.

1957

Canada and USA establish NORAD

1958

Baby Boom in Canada peaks.

1959

Quebec's Quiet Revolution Begins.

1960