Pierre Trudeau Quotes

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Pierre Trudeau Quotes

Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.
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Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.

— Pierre Trudeau

Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.

— Pierre Trudeau

Bilingualism is not an imposition on the citizens. The citizens can go on speaking one language or six languages, or no languages if they so choose. Bilingualism is an imposition on the state and not the citizens.

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Some things I never learned to like. I didn't like to kiss babies, though I didn't mind kissing their mothers.

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What is wonderful about a university like LSE is that you not only receive teaching of very high quality, you also learn where to find the knowledge you are seeking. And you make unexpected discoveries;it was a Marxist professor who introduced me to the work of Cardinal Newman, a great master of English prose as well as theology.

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I was too busy doing my job and living my life to spend time keeping notes for some future volume of memoirs.

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It is wonderful to be despised, if, deep down, we know we are right.

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The federal government is the balance wheel of the federal system, and the federal system means using counterweights.

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Canada regards herself as responsible to all mankind for the peculiar ecological balance that now exists so precariously in the water, ice and land areas of the Arctic archipelago. We do not doubt for a moment that the rest of the world would find us at fault, and hold us liable, should we fail to ensure adequate protection of that environment from pollution or artificial deterioration.

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Harvard was an extraordinary window on the world.

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People are more interested in ideas than dress.

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I must say that "Give Peace a Chance" has always seemed to me to be sensible advice.

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There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. What's done in private between adults doesn't concern the Criminal Code.

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