"Only weak-kneed people give into blackmail"(Pierre-Elliott Trudeau)
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Le Devoir, October 14, 1970

"There are a 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 worry about weak-kneed people who don't like the looks of armed forces."
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Would the Prime Minister resort to wiretapping, or restrict civil rights?

- "Yes. I think that society must use all the means it has at its disposal to defend itself against the uprising of a parallel power that threatens the duly elected power of the country and I think that this has no limits."

When asked just how far he would go to defend this principle, Mr. Trudeau answered, "Well, just watch me."