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Clifford Sifton

- 1921

Lawyer, publisher of the Manitoba Free Press, Minister of the Interior in the Liberal government of Wilfred Laurier from 1898 to 1905, responsible for increasing immigration to Canada almost tenfold during his term in office and credited with populating its west with hard-working farmers


The main business of Canada in foreign relations is to remain friendly with the United States while preserving its own self-respect.

quoted in Columbo's New Canadian Quotations by John Robert Columbo