Pierre Trudeau, aka Pierre Elliott Trudeau, fully Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau

Pierre
Trudeau, aka Pierre Elliott Trudeau, fully Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
1919
2000

Canadian Liberal Politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada

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Mr. L‚vesque was saying that part of my name was Elliott and since Elliot was an English name, it was perfectly understandable that I was for the No side, because, really, you see, I was not as much of a Quebecer as those who are going to vote Yes. That, my dear friends, is what contempt is?. It means saying that the Quebecers on the No side are not as good Quebecers as the others and perhaps they have a drop or two of foreign blood, while the people on the Yes side have pure blood in their veins.? Of course my name is Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Yes, Elliott was my mother's name. It was the name borne by the Elliotts who came to Canada more than 200 years ago. It is the name of the Elliotts who, more than 100 years ago, settled in Saint-Gabriel de Brandon, where you can still see their graves in the cemetery. That is what the Elliotts are. My name is a Quebec name ? but my name is aCanadian name also.

The French won't take us over and neither will the Pope, although he's not the menace he used to be.

My life is one long curve, full of turning points.

The Jesuits were good educators, exceptional teachers. In an era and in a society where freedom of speech was not held in high regard, of course, that the discourse be focused on what they were teaching, but we were able to go beyond this framework without incurring too great a risk.

My only response was that I had been called worse things by better people.

The next time you see Jesus Christ, ask Him what happened to the just society He promised 2,000 years ago.

Of course a bilingual state is more expensive than a unilingual one ? but it is a richer state.

The state has an active role to play in ensuring that there is equilibrium between the constituent parts of the economy, the consumers and the producers.

Oh, for Christ's sake shut up. Obviously the New Democratic Party is not only misinformed but uninterested in the subject.

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.

Paddling a canoe is a source of enrichment and inner renewal.

There is no such thing as a model or ideal Canadian. What could be more absurd than the concept of an "all Canadian" boy or girl? A society which emphasizes uniformity is one which creates intolerance and hate.

People are more interested in ideas than dress.

There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.

Power only tires those who don't exercise it.

We aimed far and high, but we did not miss the mark.

So long, trained seals!

We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human wealth, freedom and privilege.

Society must take every means at its disposal to defend itself against the emergence of a parallel power which defies the elected power

Well there are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don't like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is, go on and bleed. But it's more important to keep law and order in the society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don't like the looks of a solder.

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

Well, I am trying to put Quebec in its place ? and the place of Quebec is in Canada, nowhere else.

Some things I never learned to like. I didn't like to kiss babies, though I didn't mind kissing their mothers. I didn't like to slap backs or other parts of the anatomy. I liked hecklers, because they brought my speeches alive. I liked supporters, because they looked happy. And I really enjoyed mingling with people, if there wasn't too much of it.

Well, why should I sell the Canadian farmers' wheat?

Sorry, you're on the no-fly list. You can't board the plane.

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First Name
Pierre
Last Name
Trudeau, aka Pierre Elliott Trudeau, fully Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
Birth Date
1919
Death Date
2000
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Canadian Liberal Politician, 15th Prime Minister of Canada