Pierre Elliot Trudeau



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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, September 30,1965

"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. Johns

"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." Unknown

" 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." Unknown

" 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



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