Canadian Politician Quotes


256 Canadian Politician quotes:



"The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences."
"Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance."
"Big words seldom accompany good deeds."
"I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome."
"The only country where you see any positive movement within domestic consumption is Brazil, where you really do have a variety of coffees to make blends with."
"I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention."
"The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land."
"I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law."
"And I went off to Ghana for what was intended to be seven days. I spent what was well over a year in Africa, teaching and travelling."
"They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment. I have in every shape dared the one, that I might, so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other."
"It's just so hard sometimes to work out where people stand on these things. I mean, isn't the Pope a feminist?"
"What Canada has to do is to have a government connected to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve. Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable, support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work."
"We are making gods out of global celebrities."
"If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away."
"There is a gulf between the high value Americans put on life in theory and its cheapness in practice."
"Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy."
"I really think Canada should get over to Iraq as quickly as possible."
"For years governments have been promising more than they can deliver, and delivering more than they can afford."
"Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it."
"Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been."


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