„I was criticized for being too much concerned with the average Canadians. I can't help that; I am one of them!“

September, 1967. Speech to PC convention, quoted in I Never Say Anything Provocative by Wente, Margaret. (Toronto: Peter Martin Associates Limited, 1975.)

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