Quotes By Pierre Elliot Trudeau
"I believe a constitution can permit the co-existence of
several cultures and ethnic groups with a signal state." Trudeau,
"It is given to few people in this life to make a differences
in the lives of their fellow men. You are a man who has made a
historic differences of unique quality- a differences which will
continue to have a beneficial impact upon your province and your
country long after you and I have departed from the scene."
Trudeau, said to Smallwood, November 1974
"What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies
you more rapidly and inescapably than any other travel. Travel
a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred
miles on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle
a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature."
Trudeau, Date unknown
Quotes About Pierre Elliott Trudeau
"A man of extraordinary courage, A complex man whose love
for Canada was pure and simple. He set in motion forces of change
that are still shaping the soul of a people and a nation. It was
his passion for Canada that defined him. It was his dream of a
just society that captured the imagination of a country." Jean Creatian, On Trudeau's Death, September 30,2000
"I remember watching Trudeau on television as a child. The
mental image that comes back to me is of him speaking to the house
of commons, with that signature rose in his lapel. As I've grown
older I've learned about the man behind that image and I feel
warmed by the ideals that he stood for and the love he had for
Canada. More than anything, I feel proud of the style and spunk
he gave us as a nation. He was a great man and a remarkable Canadian.
I wish he would have gone on forever." Andrea Marshall, St.
"You may remember Trudeau as someone you loved, or someone
you hated. Everyone will remember him as someone you couldn't
ignore." Brenda Brewer, Ottawa
"I am not old enough to remember Trudeaumania; I do remember
asking my father if he planned to send $10 to Ottawa to convince
Trudeau to resign- it was a sort of campaign at the time."
" For those who promote the sovereignty of Quebec, such as
myself, Mr. Trudeau was a major adversary." Unknown
" Pierre Elliott Trudeau brought Canada Kicking and Screaming
through this country's puberty. His spirit and intellect marked
us forever and put Canada on the world stage of diplomacy and
economics. Even from his Vietnam policy to the infamous fuddle
diddle and Trudeau salute, his candor and ability to communicate
his thoughts were the hall marks of style that endeared and Infuriated."
" Trudeau endures in the lives of Canadians every day, He
changed the face of the country with the much - maligned official
Languages Act in 1969 and much -anticipated Charter of Rights
and freedoms in 1982 --- both of which profoundly affected the
nation and its people." Unknown
" They were angry, and wondered if this man could be defeated,
but instead , he handled that crowd with an authority that made
those eager young people shrivel. I was left awestruck. But he
will live forever as a powerful force in our Canadian History."
Edwina Mills, St. John's
" If there were more leaders like Mr. Trudeau, there would
be world peace." John Lennon