English Canada must clearly understand that, whatever is said or done, Québec is, today and forever, a distinct society, that is free and able to assume [the control of] its destiny and its development.
There was no censorship of the press: in general, the War Measures Act could have been made even more radical.
A diplomat had been kidnapped, a cabinet minister had been kidnapped, they were under threats of murder. The police forces were rather tired. After a whole week, we were unable to find those that had effected the kidnappings.
We all have the means to be prosperous. We have to find the balance between our wealth and our needs
I have always said that we did not expect a revolution in the streets.
There is nothing more foreign to a civilised and democratic system than preventive detention.
It is very difficult to know what may be in the back of the mind of public figures.
There was never in my mind a desire to give in on the subject of freeing the political prisoners.
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