Paul Martin

(Paul Edgar Philippe Martin)

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Central government's such as Canada's have become too small to deal with the big global issues, yet they remain too large and distant to deal with problems of local control. Intergovernmental Relations
Critics have their uses. They can crystallize a moment and bring into sharp relief the mistakes that have been made and what must be done to correct them. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Put simply, we must always remember that separate but equal is not equal. Equality & Equal Opportunity
The underground economy is not all smugglers. It is hundreds of thousands of otherwise honest people who have withdrawn their consent to be governed. Taxes
We are a nation of minorities. In a nation of minorities, you can’t cherry-pick rights. Minorities & Women
As a people, we know what we can do, we know how to do it, and we just want to get on with it. How? By ensuring that Canada's place in the world is one of influence and pride.
At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold. Life ;Time
Every Canadian who wants to learn should have the opportunity to do so.
For years governments have been promising more than they can deliver, and delivering more than they can afford.
Have you ever, on a cloudless night, looked down from a passing aircraft flying over Canada? Endless, glowing strings of cities, towns, and homesteads. Stretching on and on, one province to the next. With only the stars in the distance.
I really think Canada should get over to Iraq as quickly as possible.
I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.
I rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law. Families, Children & Parenting
If we do not step forward, then we step back. If we do not protect a right, then we deny it.
In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others. Society ;Women ;Equality & Equal Opportunity
The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party.
The facts are plain: Religious leaders who preside over marriage ceremonies must and will be guided by what they believe. If they do not wish to celebrate marriages for same-sex couples, that is their right. The Supreme Court says so. And the Charter says so. Families, Children & Parenting
The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences. Equality & Equal Opportunity
The vicious circle has been shattered. Canadians now enjoy the benefits of the virtuous circle.