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"I believe that her quarrel was just, and public opinion in this country being anxious that we should take part in the war, we thought it our duty to satisfy public opinion by sending our military contingent, relying confidently upon parliament ratifying our course."
Sir Wilfrid Laurier-Official report of the debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada. - (March 13, 1900). - p. 1844
"Opinions will differ as to the motives of the Government, their wisdom and their competence. They stand to be judged by the people of Canada, by the people of the Empire, and by the course of those mighty movements which pass the final verdict upon individuals who have essayed to lead or obstruct."
Evans, W. Sanford. - The Canadian Contingents and Canadian imperialism: a story and a study (1901). - p. 68