I've told you and I've told the Canadian people, Mr. Mulroney, that I had no option.
Defending patronage appointments in the 1984 Federal Election debate, July 25, 1984.
I'm not going to allow Mr. Mulroney to sell out our birthright, I'm not going to let Mr. Mulroney destroy a great 120 year old dream called Canada.John Turner
In any democracy, there is always a tug-of-war between policies to achieve equality and policies to promote excellence. I am certain that Canada can achieve both equality and excellence.John Turner