Central to Pierre Trudeau’s philosophy is the idea that the basis of political society is the individual human being, possessing “inalienable rights, over and above capital, the nation, tradition, the Church, and even the State.” The goals of government, Trudeau once told a parliamentary dinner in Australia that was expecting him to talk about the Commonwealth or trade, should be to realize “maximum human dignity, maximum human welfare, maximum environmental quality, and minimum violence in human relationships.”By BRUCE THORDARSON9 min
Your mention of Champ Clark’s statement to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1911 that he hoped to see the day when the Stars and Stripes would float over America right to the North Pole — All Canada Wants For Christmas Is Itself (December) — was very interesting.
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