Robert Borden quoted in Granatstein, Abella, et al.:
The principle of state ownership is no more to be condemned for its defects or errors of administration than is the general principle of responsible government. The remedy is to amend the methods.
– p 72
“…the Conservative caucus, in Borden’s day, was an especially fractious body representing Protestant Orangemen, a small group of French Canadians with growing nationaliste sympathies, veteran Tory members wedded to the ideas and practices of the Conservatism of Macdonald, and young bloods demanding new approaches to both party policy and organization.”
– Granatstein, Abella, et al, Twentieth Century Canada, Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1983, p. 70