Pierre Elliott Trudeau
"Well, there are lot of bleeding hearts around who just don't like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is, go on and bleed, but it is more important to keep law and order in the society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don't like the looks of ... "
"At any cost? How far would you go with that? How far would you extend that?"
"Well, just watch me." Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, speaking to journalists Oct. 13, 1970, at an impromptu interview during the October Crisis. Three days later, Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act, giving the police the right to arrest and detain people on suspicion alone.
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