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Canada evolved within the British Empire:
by Stockwell Day

Canada evolved within the British Empire:
it inherited the Parliamentary system,
the Cabinet system and all the other features of the
British constitutional system which had been in place,
for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of.
- Stockwell Day

It would be unthinkable in Canadian public life today
for the public inauguration of our supreme political
figures to be accompanied by prayer.
- Stockwell Day

Time and time again, history has proved that the conservatives
are right and the liberals are wrong.
- Stockwell Day

Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the
supremacy of God and the rule of law.
- Stockwell Day

 

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should
also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.
- Stockwell Day

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal
Party and the Conservative Party.
- Stockwell Day

I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party
system is essential to our democracy.
- Stockwell Day

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The same undisciplined government spending and social
engineering that has undermined our economy over the
past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land.
- Stockwell Day

It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who
has been mugged by reality.
- Stockwell Day

Our Parliamentary system has simply failed to meet
the challenge of judicial activism.
- Stockwell Day

It is well known that I am pro-life...
but I would not seek to impose my views on the Canadian people.
- Stockwell Day

Judges must be free from political intervention or intimidation.
- Stockwell Day

Like 84% of Canadians, I believe in God.
- Stockwell Day

The place to find the explanation for the liberal-activist
mindset of the courts is in the political arena.
- Stockwell Day

Our history is that we can very aggressively,
if necessary, and openly and democratically discuss our differences.
We have a democratic history in which we come together
and vote on these things.
- Stockwell Day

Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the
positions of marriage commissioners who have,
for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages.
It has happened in Saskatchewan.
- Stockwell Day

Our national media refuses to report that even the
Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right
in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition
violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition
of marriage was unconstitutional.
- Stockwell Day

Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired.
A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is
in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group
to use its facility for marriage ceremonies.
The list goes on.
- Stockwell Day

There are Americans will find it difficult to believe
that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings,
and can so efficiently move individuals out of private
life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate.
- Stockwell Day

I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would
address these legal and constitutional arguments,
but they refuse to.
They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world,
but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
- Stockwell Day

The thinking was that so long as the British kept our
basic documents in their hands and so long as they
kept the formal right to change them,
changes in our system would be careful and deliberate.
- Stockwell Day

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party
ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq.
For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection,
but that he had to face it.
- Stockwell Day

Individuals have little opportunity to get elected
to Parliament under the label of the government party...
unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister
and pledged to be cooperative.
- Stockwell Day

As all human beings are, in my view,
creatures of God's design,
we must respect all other human beings.
That does not mean I have to agree with their choices
or agree with their opinions,
but indeed I respect them as human beings.
- Stockwell Day

If the Liberals' law is passed, will sex education in the schools,
including elementary grades, include the same portrayals
of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual
instruction? Will there be the same presentation of
homosexual activity? Of course there will.
- Stockwell Day

My parents did not have a perfect marriage.
It was pretty good, but it was not perfect.
My marriage is not perfect.
My wife is, but I happen to be imperfect.
However, that does not discount the fact that the definition
of marriage must be defended and protected.
- Stockwell Day

The typical journalist's typical lead for the typical
Canadian story nowadays is along this line:
that Canadians are hard at work trying to gain a reputation
as a nation of rapid social change.
- Stockwell Day

Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least
two official objections to his public statements along
with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights
Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
- Stockwell Day

In the United States, commentators recognize that,
generally speaking, most people who hold liberal positions
over a range of issues will likely vote Democratic,
while most people, again generally speaking,
who hold conservative positions will vote Republican.
- Stockwell Day

I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who
went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share.
- R. Lee Ermey

When I was in Canada, I had a lot of time to think.
- Doug Sahm

Make no mistake.
Canada is not a bilingual country.
In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been.
- Stephen Harper

My great hope would be that Quebec would realize itself
fully as a distinct part of Canada,
and stay Canadian, bringing to Canada a part of its richness.
- Gabrielle Roy

Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that
arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana,
Canada.
- Paul Prudhomme

Scotland is the Canada of England!
- Rainn Wilson

But the advice was not taken - Johnstone did emigrate to Canada,
and did mortgage his pension; and I fear -
though I failed to trace his after history -
that he suffered in consequence.
- Hugh Miller

I have been told by a member of the board of one of
Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission
of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.
- John Barton

Dad went to Canada to learn how to fly with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
He took me on my first airplane ride,
where I could have a hand on the stick.
- Wally Schirra

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.
- Preston Manning

It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw.
- Emily Carr

There was a time there in the mid '80s to the '90s
there that we played six finals,
three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10
months a year for a long time there.
- Mark Messier

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
- Kim Campbell

We came off the road of the last tour very inspired to just keep playing,
so we went to Canada.
- Billy Sherwood

You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada.
If you're afraid to spend your capital,
you shouldn't be there.
- Brian Mulroney

The demand for beef in Canada remains strong because
I think people in America,
in North America, know that we have a very strong food
safety system and that our food is safe to eat.
- Ann Veneman

But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that
films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons.
And that's something that really concerns me.
- Philip Kaufman

In 1628 came the first English attack on Canada.
- Harry Johnston

I'm just ah, actually developing a tv show for HBO,
and I'm directing a film this summer,
and actually I'm doing some live shows out in western Canada.
- Bruce McCulloch

Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well,
I have impeccable paranoia credentials.
- Mordecai Richler

Another turn in my life happened when I took on the Canada Council.
- Maureen Forrester

At that time a lot of young men didn't want to go to the war and kill.
This guy that I fell in love with was one of those
so he escaped to Canada and I followed him.
- Ann Wilson

My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can,
hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
- Nicholas Lea

I went to military college in Canada and graduated
as an officer in the Navy but also as an engineer.
- Marc Garneau

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

The thing about Canada is, you're not really considered
a Canadian actor unless you do something with the CBC.
- Lexa Doig

I love working in Canada.
The ovation is great.
It makes me feel like I'm the top dog.
- Owen Hart

I am truly sorry that a fowl of Canada is no longer with us.
- Dave Winfield

I think NASCAR's coming to Canada now so it'll take
on a whole new relevance.
Be afraid.
- Samantha Bee

Even if I had nothing to do with the Canada Council,
I'd be praying for it.
- Karen Kain

I think Canada, our industry is still somewhat based in America's industry.
- Scott Speedman

Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and
Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers.
- Jamie Farr

There is a big cry in California to stop everyone from running to Canada.
- Wayne Rogers

We already get more energy from Canada than from any other foreign country.
- Paul Cellucci

Our expanding Canadian operations are concrete evidence
of General Motors confidence in Canada.
- Charles E. Wilson

We are also looking to Canada as we continue to integrate
the North American energy market.
- Paul Cellucci

I came from Canada when I was about 10 years old,
and our family settled in Cleveland,
Ohio.
- Joe Shuster

A lot of funny stuff happens in Canada.
- Samantha Bee

We are not imperialists.
We don't even try to take over Canada.
It would be easy, although it might take a rear guard
action to guard Anne Murray.
- Evan Sayet

So we are disappointed that some of our closest allies,
including Canada, have not agreed with us on the urgent
need for this military action against Iraq.
- Paul Cellucci

In 1983, NASA invited Canada to fly three payload specialists,
in part because we had contributed the robotic arm
that is used on the shuttle.
- Marc Garneau

Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes
to sex education and understanding their bodies.
- Sue Johanson


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