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Brian Mulroney Quotes & Quotations
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    Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    First, President Reagan was not enthusiastic. But I built up a relationship with him in other areas and then persuaded him that this was important to us and to me, and that we had to at least be in the process of looking at this seriously. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He's right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    I am not denying anything I did not say. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    I can see now a vision emerging how Canada is going to profit in the future from our Arctic resources without destroying the environment on which it is all based. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    I concluded that while I was going to be able to get a lot of things done with Reagan, I was not going to be able to get the Acid Rain deal with him. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    If everything is very important, then nothing is important. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    It's my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It's the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn't have used it. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    Once you articulate an agenda, you have to follow it. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    There are so many demands on your time, on your resources, and on the prestige of the government. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    We decided that the environment was an integral part of our policies and the political thrust of our government. We gave it the priority and we sustained it with the money required to make it happen. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    Whether the process proves to be Kyoto or something else, let's acknowledge the urgency of global warming. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada. If you're afraid to spend your capital, you shouldn't be there. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    You can't be chasing 15 rabbits. Otherwise, the public mind cannot follow you. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    You cannot name a Canadian prime minister who has done as many significant things as I did, because there are none. Brian-MulroneyBrian Mulroney
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    You have to spend your political capital on great causes for your country. Brian-Mulroney/">Brian Mulroney