” Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance. “


” It is racist, and it was racist when it was created. The Indian Act controls, or seeks to control, the lives of all indigenous people in a way that you and I would never accept. “


” You do not want to get your debt ratio out of whack. “


” My view was that if you’re going to make a mistake in your predictions, make sure you make them the right way. Don’t put yourself into a situation where, in fact, you say you’re going to do something, and then all of a sudden you can’t. “


” If you take a look at the breaches of rights, whether it’s the underfunding of education or health care, and all these issues which accentuate the poverty of Canada’s indigenous people, and the lack of reaction to them – it becomes clear that if Canadians understood what’s at stake, they wouldn’t stand for it. “


” Most Canadians previously had no idea what went on in the residential schools. You tell Canadians the last one closed in 1996, they are appalled. So now that Canadians are aware of residential schools, you’d think there would be a huge impetus for progress. It hasn’t, and that’s amazing. “


” I got a call from a group saying they’d like to have a roundtable with the reserve next door, and would I help to set it up. I said, ‘Sure, what’s the name of the chief?’ I asked, ‘Do you know any members of the band council?’ They didn’t. “



All 7 Paul Martin Quotes about You in picture


Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance.
It is racist, and it was racist when it was created. The Indian Act controls, or seeks to control, the lives of all indigenous people in a way that you and I would never accept.


You do not want to get your debt ratio out of whack.
My view was that if you
If you take a look at the breaches of rights, whether it
Most Canadians previously had no idea what went on in the residential schools. You tell Canadians the last one closed in 1996, they are appalled. So now that Canadians are aware of residential schools, you
I got a call from a group saying they
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