John A. Macdonald cytaty
John A. Macdonald
Data urodzenia: 11. Styczeń 1815
Data zgonu: 6. Czerwiec 1891
Natępne imiona: John MacDonald
John Alexander Macdonald – pierwszy premier Kanady. Sprawował swój urząd dwukrotnie od 1 lipca 1867 do 5 listopada 1873 i po raz drugi od 17 października 1878 do 6 czerwca 1891. Macdonald należał do partii konserwatywnej. Z zawodu był prawnikiem.
Cytaty John A. Macdonald
Źródło: Piotr Wróbel, Anna Wróbel, Kanada, Wydawnictwo Trio, Warszawa 2000, s. 76.
speaking about the Chinese, debating the 1885 Electoral Franchise Act in the House of Commons, Official Report of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada (Ottawa: Maclean, Roger & co, 1885) (Henceforth, Commons Debates), 18, May 4, 1885, 1582.
page 82 of Contesting White Supremacy: School Segregation, Anti-Racism, and the Making of Chinese Canadians https://books.google.ca/books?id=mH-3BR845GwC&pg=PA82 quotes this
„He hoped that Britain and Canada would have "a healthy and cordial alliance. Instead of looking upon us as a merely dependent colony, England will have in us a friendly nation, a subordinate but still a powerful people to stand by her in North America in peace or in war."“
1865, quoted on page 394 of Canadian Constitutional Development: Shown by Selected Speeches and Dispatches, with Introductions and Explanatory Notes https://books.google.ca/books?id=LRukOUFKGnkC&pg=PA394 published 1907
„As for myself, my course is clear. A British subject I was born — a British subject I will die. With my utmost effort, with my latest breath, will I oppose the ‘veiled treason’ which attempts by sordid means and mercenary proffers to lure our people from their allegiance.“
February 3, 1891 as the 1891 election was called, fought largely over the issue of free trade with the United States; reported at Historic Canada http://www.histori.ca/prodev/article.do;jsessionid=8D3831D48EE489EBCF46813C8427E685.tomcat1?id=15356.
Telegram to Hugh Allan, head of the Canadian Pacific Railway, six days before the 1872 election. The release of this telegram spurred the Pacific Scandal.
Responding to a heckler. (from John A: The Man Who Made Us by Richard J. Gwyn).
„the Aryan races will not wholesomely amalgamate with the Africans or the Asiatics.. the cross of those races, like the cross of the dog and the fox, is not successful; it cannot be, and never will be.“
same 1885 speech, quoted in 2012 Macleans article http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/was-john-a-macdonald-a-white-supremacist/