26 Total Quotes

Jean Chretien Quotes

If military action [in Iraq] is launched without a new [U.N.] resolution, Canada will not participate.
Jean Chretien
#Action

A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof. And when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven.
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#Canadian Statesman #Proof

The Canadian people are with you, ... We have to work -- all the nations together -- to make sure that terrorism is destroyed.
Jean Chretien
#Nations

Deficit reduction is not an end in itself. It is the means to an end, ... Canadians must now decide what kind of country they want to build with the hard-won dividend.
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#Canadians

Good intentions are not an excuse for maladministration of this magnitude,
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#Excuse

You have to look at history as an evolution of society.
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#Canadian Statesman #Evolution

We are part of an unprecedented coalition of nations that has come together to fight the threat of terrorism ... Canada will be part of this coalition every step of the way,
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#Canada

Pierre Trudeau dreamed of a society that afforded all of its citizens an equal opportunity to succeed in life -- whatever their background or beliefs, whether rich or poor,
Jean Chretien
#Life

Each one was a hero. Their contribution to science and space exploration will never be forgotten.
Jean Chretien
#Exploration

The seven astronauts on board were accomplished women and men of great courage who put their extraordinary skills and knowledge to the service of humankind,
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#Courage

The free and civilized nations of the world have joined hands to press the first great struggle for justice of the 21st century -- the struggle to defy and defeat the forces of terrorism,
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#Justice

the fast lane for Canada-U.S. trade. Twenty-five percent of our two-way trade, or 120 billion U.S. dollars, travels the bridge; seven thousand trucks cross it every day. The value of the trade that crosses this bridge exceeds all of U.S. trade with Japan.
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#Canada

We knew that there was going to be some people who were going to try to stop us, ... everything has been quite under control.
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#People

We've discussed democracy, we have a clause of democracy, ... We've discussed what's needed to help the 800 million people in the hemisphere. We have discussed the environment, we have discussed education, we have discussed health, and all the leaders were very, very happy with what happened.
Jean Chretien
#Democracy

But I tell you I was very proud of them, because they took it with such great class. Both of them. They said, 'We are not judges, we've done our best.' And it was a fabulous performance, and I am told that in Canada they had a strong reaction, and even in the United States.
Jean Chretien
#Class

Pierre Trudeau, the embodiment of the dream of a just society, has left us,
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#Society

and I'll sleep very, very, very well.
Jean Chretien
#Sleep

I'm not to take the blame for something that's not true.
Jean Chretien
#Blame

Ten years ago, in the aftermath of the referendum in Quebec, the very existence of Canada was on the line... I had a responsibility to ensure that Canada never again came close to the precipice,
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#Canada

There is no evidence before him to support that allegation.
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#Support

expressed his horror at the news that the United States has been the victim of multiple terrorist attacks.
Jean Chretien
#News

I would like to propose a toast to a great president of the United States, and a great leader of the free world, ... And good luck, Bill.
Jean Chretien
#United States

Saddam Hussein has brought this crisis on himself,
Jean Chretien
#Crisis

Deficit reduction is not an end in itself. It is the means to an end. Canadians must now decide what kind of country they want to build with the hard-won dividend.
Jean Chretien
#Canadian Statesman