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John Diefenbaker Quotes

That one never asks a question unless he knows the answer is basic to parliamentary questioning.
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I have one love - Canada; one purpose - Canada's greatness; one aim - Canadian unity from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

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I've lived history. I've made history, and I know I'll have my place in history. That's not egoism.

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I was criticized for being too much concerned with the average Canadians. I can't help that; I am one of them!

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Some wonder why I have such a feeling of concern over the imposition of the death penalty. I ask those who wonder how would you feel if you defended a man charged with murder, who was as innocent as any hon. member in this House at this very moment, who was convicted; whose appeal was dismissed, who was executed; and six months later the star witness for the Crown admitted that he, himself, had committed the murder and blamed it on the accused? That experience will never be effaced from my memory.

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We must vigilantly stand on guard within our own borders for human rights and fundamental freedoms which are our proud heritage ... w e cannot take for granted the continuance and maintenance of those rights and freedoms.

— John Diefenbaker

I've got all of my enemies here in the Cabinet where I can keep an eye on them.

— John Diefenbaker

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