from Sir Wilfrid Laurier:
If I were not French I would choose to be – Scotch.
The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English language as in the French.
I am a subject of the British Crown, but whenever I have to choose between the interests of England and Canada it is manifest to me that the interests of my country are identical with those of the United States of America.
The good Saxon word, freedom; freedom in every sense of the term, freedom of speech, freedom of action, freedom in religious life and civil life and last but not least, freedom in commercial life.