The man who dreamed up the Order of Canada was the infamous Lester Bowles Pearson whose name was linked to a Soviet Spy Ring that was operating out of the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. It was Elizabeth Bentley who worked in the U.S. State Department who was in direct contact Lester Bowles Pearson who used the Canadian Embassy Diplomatic pouch to spirit Secret Information stolen from U.S. Department of State out of the U.S. and handed it over personally to agents of the Soviet KGB.
Pearson had close ties to Burgess and McLain, Kim Philby and Sir Anthony Blunt, all Soviet moles working in M-5 the British Intelligence service, who were later found out to be double agents. McLean and Burgess fled to the Soviet Union, followed by Kim Philby. Sir Anthony Blunt was not so lucky. He was caught in England. Blunt was stripped of his title and was sent to prison for his crime.
While the House Un-American Activities Committee was in session, Elizabeth Bentley turned State's evidence and openly gave information about Lester B. Pearson being their courier for the Soviet Spy Ring that was operating directly from inside the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.
Lester Bowles Pearson later become Canadian Prime Minister and later received a Nobel Peace Prize for supposedly creating the UNEF, the kudos of which rightly belong to the U.S. politician Wendell Wilkie. Wilkie wrote the book "ONE WORLD" in 1943, which called for the creation of an international PEACE-KEEPING FORCE.
The merits for the formation of UNEF rightly belong to the American Wendell Wilkie, whose original idea was plagiarized by Lester Bowles Pearson the Canadian diplomat.
Kenneth T. Tellis