364 - June 29 2017

29 Jun 2017

We could not do away with the distinctions of race. We could not legislate for the disappearance of the French Canadians from American soil, but British and French Canadians alike could appreciate and understand their position relative to each other. They were placed like great families beside each other, and their contact produced a healthy spirit of emulation. It was a benefit rather than otherwise that we had a diversity of races.

George-Étienne Cartier
Attorney General East, Bleu Leader
07 Feb 1865

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